Free soil health workshop slated

By Mary O.Esparza -

The public is invited to the “Unlock the Secrets of Soil Health” workshop 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 22 at the Southwest Technology Center, 711 West Tamarack Road in Altus.

The workshop is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture or USDA) Natural Resouces Conservation Service or NRCS and is a free public workshop with lunch. It is a locally led meeting

The conservation program is available to farmers, ranchers and for local leadership to learn about variety of conservation programs available. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with experts about soil health, uses for eastern red cedar and the new monarch butterfly initiative.

Other topics will be discussed at the workshop such as rural development programs, National Agriculture Statistics Service or NASS, Farm Service Agency on farm loans, crop insurance, along with demonstrations on the importance of soil health and a rainfall simulator demonstration and agencies on-site to inform and answer questions.

There will also be informational booths, networking field tour opportunities.

Preregistration starts at 8:30 a.m on the day of the workshop, but attendees need to RSVP to 580-482-4312, ext. 3 or email or Carol Crouch at by noon June 15.

By Mary O.Esparza

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

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