Environmental Stewardship on the Farm Workshop

December 19, 9:30 AM - 3:00 PMFree!
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A Free Workshop for Farmers and Landowners

Tuesday, December 19, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Meetinghouse at Stroud™ Water Research Center (Directions)
Presented by Stroud Water Research Center in partnership with Penn State Extension, and Lancaster County Conservation District, and Brandywine Conservancy

Stewardship That Makes “Cents”

This free workshop is for all producers interested in profitable practices that improve streams, create wildlife habitat, and reduce regulatory concerns. Topics covered will include:

  • Controlling resistant weeds in fields and invasives along streambanks.
  • Update on changes in nutrient management.
  • Tour of science facilities at the Stroud Center.
  • See below for full agenda.

Approved for three pesticide credits.

Workshop Details

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
9 :30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free lunch included.


Seating is limited! Registration deadline is December 14. To register:

  • Offline: Call Lamonte Garber at 610-268-2153, ext. 310. Leave a message with your name, phone number, and the number of people in your party. Please indicate if you may need transportation in your message.
  • Online: fill out this form to reserve your spot.


9:30 a.m. Registration and refreshments
10 a.m. Welcome, Overview, and Introduction to the Stroud Center. Lamonte Garber, Stroud Center
10:15 a.m. Protecting Farm Wells, Streams, and Ponds from Pesticide Contamination. Leon Ressler, Penn State Extension (1 core credit)
10:45 a.m. Stream Bank Buffers: Benefits to Your Farm and the Stream. Lamonte Garber
11:00 a.m. Farmland Preservation and Conservation. Brandywine Conservancy
11:15 a.m. Nutrient Management Update, Standard Animal Weight Changes and
Impact, Farm Inspection Summary. Leon Ressler, Penn State Extension, and Dennis Eby, Lancaster County Conservation District
11:45 a.m. Herbicides and Vegetation Control for Stream Banks and Stream Buffers. David Wise, Stroud Center
12 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Controlling Resistant Weeds on Your Farm. Leon Ressler
1:30 p.m. Outdoor tour of restoration efforts by Stroud Center staff. Weather permitting we will see: a meadow, a reforested meadow, and a level lip spreader/demo area. If we have bad weather we will tour Stroud Center laboratories. We will have time for questions after the last stop in the field. We will convene back in Meetinghouse for questions and discussion.
3 p.m. Adjourn

Stroud Water Research Center
  • 970 Spencer Road
    Avondale, PA 19311 United States
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  • Lamonte Garber
  • Phone:
    610-268-2153, ext. 310
  • Email: