Nevada FFA holds conservation field day

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Nevada FFA members who volunteered with the conservation field day, left to right, Kent Sponseller, McKinley Spaid, Paige Handsaker and Ella Toot; not pictured, Nevada FFA advisor Kevin Cooper.

The Nevada High School agriculture education department and FFA chapter collaborated with several groups to host a conservation field day on Friday, July 2, at the FFA DOT test plot south of Nevada.

Farmers, urban residents, government officials, and ag product and service providers were able to learn about no-till farming, water infiltration and soil conservation at the field day.

Heartland Cooperative, Natural Resource Conservation Service and Van Wall Equipment all provided resources, interactive sessions and equipment demonstrations.

Nevada FFA members were in attendance greeting attendees and providing tours of their no-till soybean field.

Hillary Olson, Iowa NRCS soil health specialist, left, and JD Hollingsworth, NRCS area soil health specialist, demonstrate water infiltration rates on conservation tillage vs. conventional tillage soil profile.