Who better than a person who makes long-term investments in the land, an ag lender, to offer an evaluation of the long-term conservation efforts on display at the recent Indian Creek Watershed Project Field Tour? “It’s a wonderful thing. It’s trying to let others know that farmers are being very responsible stewards of the land,” Gary Bressner, an ag lender at the State Bank of Graymont and one of the local organizers of the tour, told Chuck during an interview. Bressner said farmers are natural conservationists because of their long-term investment in the land.
He continued that the tour is helping producers learn about new technology that helps them cut down on the amount of chemicals needed to farm and how to prevent the loss of those enhancements into the watershed. Bressner also said that he was impressed with the wide variety of attendees to the tour, including farmers, folks from Washington, D.C., trade organization representatives, and many others. “It’s really nice to see the interaction between all of them.”
Listen to Chuck’s interview with Gary here: Interview with Gary Bressner, ag lender and tour organizerAgWired coverage of the CTIC Indian Creek Watershed Field Tour is sponsored by AGROTAIN