No-Till workshop today organized by BCCD | Advertisement
LACONIA – This month, the Belknap County Conservation District is hosting a no-till workshop and two public meetings about conservation in Belknap County. On Tuesday, July 12, there will be a no-till pasture and hay meadow renovation workshop and equipment demonstration from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at HT Farm, 60 Federal Street in Belmont. This is a great opportunity to learn about no-till practices (no-till planting) and the many ways they are used and to see no-till farm equipment. “We are delighted to offer this opportunity to farmers, conservation organizations and others interested in soil and water conservation. No-till practices are good for the land and provide practical benefits for landowners,” said Lisa Morin, program coordinator for the Conservation District. Experts from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the NH Conservation District Association and local farmers will offer information and advice. Conservation planners will be available to talk to interested landowners about programs available to help with no-till and other conservation practices. Registration information available on the BCCD website belknapccd.org
On Monday, July 25, the public is invited to help guide future conservation efforts in Belknap County by attending a conservation forum at 6 p.m. at the county offices at 34 County Drive, Laconia. This is a large-scale community forum to gather advice and discuss natural resource conservation priorities for Belknap County. “We are reaching out to find out which conservation issues are most important to residents of Belknap County. This helps us identify priorities for future workshops, demonstration projects and aid programs,” said Lisa Morin. This conservation forum will be held in person in the large conference room of the county office complex. It is suggested to attend in person as zoom access will be limited to make suggestions or ask questions. Also on July 25, BCCD will be hosting a Belknap County Local Task Force meeting from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for farmers, forest owners, and others knowledgeable about their resource needs and the Department’s EQIP program. conservation of natural resources. This is a remote technical session via Zoom. Register for the Conservation Forum or local working group meeting on the BCCD website, belknapccd.org.