‘Economics of Conservation’ series starts July 8

(Posted June 23, 2020)

Madison County OSU Extension, Madison Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and Pheasants Forever have teamed up to present a free, virtual workshop series, “The Economics of Conservation.”

The public is invited to learn more about the costs and benefits of conservation efforts that can be done on their properties. Starting July 8 and continuing every Wednesday for six weeks, a new topic will be discussed by experts in the field of conservation economics.

The schedule is as follows:

  • July 8–Martin Joyce of the Ohio Department of Agriculture will talk about profitable grazing;
  • July 15–Jason Jones of Pheasants Forever will talk about grazing for wildlife;
  • July 22–Tim McDermott of OSU Extension will talk about grazing summer annuals;
  • July 29–Dave Apsley of OSU Extension will talk about harvesting timber;
  • Aug. 5–Mark Wallen of Pheasants Forever, Shari Deao of Farm Service Agency, and James Tillman Jr. of NRCS will talk about what conservation can do for farms; and
  • Aug. 12–Christine Gelley of OSU Extension will present a virtual pasture walk.

Each of the six workshops will begin at noon and last approximately 30 minutes. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions before each series or ask them during the presentation. Each workshop will be recorded and made available for future viewing.

To participate in the series, register at go.osu.edu/conservation.

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