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March 28, 2014

JANE HARDISTY: Celebrate Hoosier farmers

They protect an irreplaceable resource

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Each day in Indiana, the NRCS works with farmers and other private landowners to help them make good conservation decisions about their land. Whether it’s on 1 acre or a thousand acres, sustaining our natural resources has never been more important.

As we celebrate Ag Day throughout this week, I want to thank Indiana’s farm families for all you do to care for the land, improve the environment, and provide us safe and affordable food. I look forward to continuing to work together to safeguard this irreplaceable resource — our soil!

You are invited to learn more about soil health and conservation practices. Stop by and talk with one of our district conservationists or visit our website, www.in.nrcs.usda.gov. To locate the office nearest you, visit: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/in/contact/local/

Jane Hardisty is state conservationist for the USDA’s Indiana Natural Resources Conservation Service.

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