QDMA 2020 Conservation Seed Program!!! Feb. 1st. Deadline.
Happy new year, and I hope 2020 is starting off well for you. I’m writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity QDMA is providing to our members. We are pleased to offer a Conservation Seed Program to help get viable seed planted across the landscape to benefit whitetails, other wildlife species, and your hunting this fall.
Through a national program we’re able to acquire out-of-date seed and provide it to you at extremely reduced prices. The germination rate will likely be less than 100 percent, but still very good relative to cost of the seed. It’s important to note the seed can’t be sold for profit, traded or bartered, it has to remain standing for wildlife use, and it can’t be fed directly to livestock or wildlife.
The following Branches are participating in the QDMA Seed Program. We encourage members to support your local Branches by attending an upcoming banquet. Without the Branches involvement in QDMA’s mission, we would not be able to bring this program to our New York members. Please contact the closest Branch from the list in this eblast to purchase soybeans. Prepayment to the Branch at the time of order is required.
QDMA members can order soybeans for $11 per 50-lb bag. The soybeans are group 1-3 beans and are glyphosate resistant. The seed will be delivered as soon as it’s available in March/April. Non-QDMA members can take advantage of this opportunity by joining QDMA.
Seed must be inoculated for germination. Simple cheap process though. Also (1) bag does about 1 acre if hand broadcasted.
For those closest to the RENSSELAER, SARATOGA, WASHINGTON, AND WARREN county area let me know on here or contact David Collins.
Upper Hudson River Valley Branch
David Collins - Johnsville, NY
Banquet is March 7 in Greenwich, NY
Black Dirt Branch
Jason Ketcham - Orange County, NY
Banquet is February 1 in Montgomery, NY
Capital District Branch
Joe Wendth - Albany, NY
Banquet is March 28 in Albany, NY
Cowanesque Valley Branch
Kip Adams - Knoxville, PA
Banquet is September 19 in Knoxville, PA
Northern Finger Lakes Branch
Ben Williams - Lyons, NY
Banquet is April 18, location TBA
QDMA New York State Advisory Council
Mike Edwards - Springwater NY
Bob Rose - Rochester, NY
Banquet is March 14 in Rochester, NY
S. Chautauqua Branch
Nick Lundgren - Jamestown, NY
Banquet is February 23 in Lakewood, NY
Twin Tiers Branch
Chuck Olin - Elmira, NY
Banquet is February 29 in Campbell, NY