At last nights 70th Annual Meeting of the Dubois County Soil & Water Conservation District, over 180 people were in attendance for this event at the Huntingburg Convention Center.
Guest speaker, Dr. Fred Whitford from Purdue Extension engaged the audience to participate in the conversation of farm life, farm work, and its history here in the Dubois district and overall Indiana.
Purdue Extension has worked with the Soil & Water Conservation District on the education of the agriculture way of life.
The Soil & Water Conservation District Executive Director, Judi Brown, explains what it takes for all to do their part when it concerns the conservation efforts of where we live.
As the Soil and Water Conservation District dedicates to promote clean water and reducing soil erosion they have a program that partners with other government agencies in order to help guide agriculture practices within a cost share parameter.
This program also helps local county landowners with technical conservation assistance with reasonable and cost effective equipment.
Alan Weyer from Ferdinand Farmers Insurance Group is a landowner and farmer himself, who was awarded with the Otto J. Bauer Memorial Outstanding Conservation Farmer of the Year Award.
His family farm was founded in 1870 and he is a grain and cattle farmer.
Weyer shares the experience, and the importance of farmers.
Alan Weyer serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation District and was previously recognized as the 2009 supervisor of the year.
Representatives from the Soil & Water Conservation District encourage attendees at the event to continue the conservation message with youth and adults in the county.