Monthly Archives: October 2011

Students are natural-born farmers – having fun dispersing cover crop seed

Can today’s high school students enjoy farming?  Might they really care about conservation and the state of our local soil quality – if you’re at a workshop with Dave Robison from Cisco Seed (and their biology teacher, Mr. Rob Walker) … Continue reading

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Profile of our Cover Crops project at Westville High School

 Back on September 28th, Westville High School biology students, and LaPorte SWCD staff had the good fortune of collaborating with Cisco Seed agronomist, Dave Robison, who is helping us demonstrate the value of cover crops with a test-plot next to … Continue reading

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Some pictures from our Pasture Management Field Day

Attendees Inside the great facilities at Reins of Life, Michigan City, IN. Ed Heckman made the learning fun Our group was seriously identifying plants. Even the horses joined us. Here a fescue, there a fescue … The evening was fun, … Continue reading

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Pasture Management Field Day – a great success

Our pasture management field day in late September was a fun and informative event …the weather was beautiful, the instructors – Ed Heckman and Susannah Hinds were wonderful, even the horses behaved superbly.  Thank you to all who came and … Continue reading

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