Outdoor Play

Outdoor Play: Learn About Conservation! What Is Conservation, and Why Is it Important? When you spend time outdoors, it’s easy to see why protecting nature is so important. Just going outside to play can relieve stress and make us feel better. Our natural environment has a way of opening up our senses. We can feel …

National Ag Day / NRCS Op-Ed

Ag Day Op-Ed Celebrate National Ag Day by committing to combating climate change by Jerry Raynor, State Conservationist Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Climate change is happening, and we are already feeling its adverse effects through changing weather patterns and increased extreme weather events. All of us at USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Indiana and …

Happy Tree Planting!

Planting a tree seems like such a simple task. Whether you want to plant one as a wind break, a barrier between your neighbors, or if you believe that the environment needs more trees, it is good to follow the “do’s and don’ts of planting trees. The way a tree is planted can greatly affect …