Free conservation workshop, luncheon to be held Feb. 4

January 16, 2014

The Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS), the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC) and the Kiowa County Conservation District are sponsoring a free conservation workshop and luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The workshop will be held at the Western Technology Center, located at 1000 S Bailey Street, in Hobart. Local farmers, ranchers, Tribes, tribal members and women in agriculture are encouraged to attend in order to receive valuable information regarding USDA programs and conservation training. The workshop is open to the public. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. and conclude by 1:30 p.m.

An agenda has been developed which will provide valuable information regarding the importance of soil health, benefits of no-till, best management practices for pasture and rangeland, how to get a good soil test and funding opportunities through USDA programs. Representatives from the USDA NRCS, Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), Risk Management Agency (RMA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the Kiowa County Conservation District will be available to answer your questions and provide you with any information needed to sign up for desired programs. There is no registration fee to attend; however, RSVP is requested, as lunch will be provided. People interested in attending this workshop, should RSVP by noon, Friday, January 31, to the NRCS Hobart Field Office at 580-726-3347 to ext. 3 or 405-742-1203; email RSVP may be sent to or This promises to be a very informative conservation workshop.