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Field-to-Lake agriculture event July 17 in Kalida

The annual Field-to-Lake Agriculture Event will take place on July 17, 2019 at the Kalida Fish and Wildlife Game Club. The Field-to-Lake program will feature more than 15 industry and farming experts focusing on topics related to water management, soil health, profitable conservation, and updates from agriculture agencies and groups.

The day will kick off at 1:00pm and will include a keynote address by Aaron Wilson, Senior Research Associate at Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center and OSU Extension Agent. Wilson will explain his study of Ohio climate and how conservation practices will play a role in successful agriculture as we continue to see weather patterns change. Afternoon breakout sessions will run until 4:15pm followed by a local farmer-led panel. Dinner will be provided including six industry updates. The evening will conclude with an ice cream social hour giving farmers the opportunity to connect.

The event is free upon registration and open to the public. Farmers, crop advisors, industry professionals, governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and legislators will find topics covered at this field day to be timely and relevant.

The Kalida Fish and Game Club is a non-profit organization that was established in 1966. Their goal is to promote the conservation and restoration of natural resources and environment. In June 2019, a wetland will be constructed on 4 acres used for educational purposes. Funding was provided by Kalida Fish and Game Club, Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ducks Unlimited, and Pheasants Forever.

The Nature Conservancy holds the annual event with local partners. 2019 partners include Kalida Fish and Game Club, Deere and Company, Findlay Implement Co., Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Ohio Conservation Action Project, Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Defiance SWCD, Paulding SWCD, Van Wert SWCD, and The Ohio State University Extension.

For more information on the Field Day and to register by July 7, visit the Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District website at putnamcountyohio.gov/CountyAgencies/SoilWater.aspx or call (419-523-5159).

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