Quick Takes: NRCS seeking farmer mentors

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) provides the Conservation Agricultural Mentoring Program (CAMP), which matches an experienced farmer who is passionate about conservation with an NRCS field employee that is new to the job or new to the area.

The goal is to grow critical relationships with the farmers NRCS serves, while advancing employee knowledge of production agriculture and natural resources in their local area, ultimately enhancing NRCS’ ability to provide excellent customer service.

For more information about the CAMP program and to contact a local CAMP coordinator, click here.

Fruit, nut tree training

Trees Forever will host a two-part fruit and nut tree training class from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 1 and July 15. The virtual class is intended for people who want to grow their own backyard fruit and nuts or who want to learn how to take care local fruit orchards.

Registration for the course can be completed online. There is a $15 registration fee which includes educational resources and the opportunity to have specific tree questions answered by a Trees Forever fruit and nut tree expert.

ASA seeking soy photos

The American Soybean Association wants to collect 100 soy family photos to celebrate its 100th anniversary throughout this year.

Photos must be emailed by July 6 to asaphotos@indianasoybean.com. A current or past family photo may be submitted. Photos will likely be cropped into a small image as part of a large montage, so if the picture includes faces, leave some clear space around the edge for editing.

The photo must be saved as one of the following file types jpeg, png or gif. Include your family name, city and state in the subject line of the email (Ex: Smith Family, Indianapolis, Indiana).