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Conservation and Water Quality in the Miami Valley

February 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Growing Green 2022 Virtual Conference Series
Cosponsored by Tecumseh Land Trust and the Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice, as a part of the Jacoby Partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program through the USDA.

Join us for an overview of Miami Valley’s water quality presented by the Miami Conservancy District, hear about conservation cost-share and assistance programs by the NRCS, see a map where conservation practices are most needed, and learn about what is being done for water conservation in Yellow Springs. Lastly, we’ll hear from OSU about how landowners can work with farmers to promote conservation.

These presentations will be held online via Zoom. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conservation-and-water-quality-in-the-miami-valley-tickets-252114620617

10:00am ET: Introduction and Welcome
Presenters: Michele Burns, Tecumseh Land Trust and Susan Jennings, Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

10:10am ET: Regional Picture of Water Quality and Conservation
Presenter: Sarah Hippensteel Hall, Miami Conservancy District’s Manager of Watershed Partnerships

10:40am ET: Programs and Funding to Support Soil Health – Conservation practice cost-share assistance on private lands
Presenters: James Tillman – Clark County NRCS District Conservationist , Meghan Moser – Greene County NRCS District Conservationist

11:10 – 11:25am ET: Questions

11:25 – 11:30am ET: Break

11:30am ET: Using Local Data to Improve Soil Health – Conservation mapping tool
Presenter: Dr. Sakthi Subburayalu – Central State University, Research Assistant Professor of Soil Science and Agronomy

12:15 – 12:30pm ET: Break

12:30pm ET Water Quality in Yellow Springs Panel
Panelists: Jacoby Creek Water Team – water quality monitoring with 7th graders
Presenting Team Members include:

  • Tiffany Schirmer – Xylem, R&D Engineering Manager
  • Jordan Gray and Evan Pitstick – Honeycomb Digital
  • Zach Bollheimer – Glen Helen, Land Manager
  • Dr. Audrey McGowin – Wright State University, Department of Chemistry
  • Dr. Sakthi Subburayalu – Central State University
  • Rachel Isaacson – Agraria Center for Regenerative Practice

1:30pm ET: How Landowners can Work with Farmers to Promote Conservation
Presenter: Peggy Kirk Hall, Ohio State University Assoc. Professor, Agricultural and Resource Law and Director, Agricultural and Resource Law Program


February 26, 2022
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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