Kerr Center

Choctaw Nation Soil Health Seminar

Choctaw Nation Soil Health Seminar
06/27/2017 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Durant (Choctaw Nation Community Center)
2750 Big Lots Parkway
Durant, OK 74701
United States
Carol Crouch
(405) 612 -9331

Register by June 21

This seminar is part of the ongoing soil health partnership between the Choctaw Nation and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  It will provide farmers and ranchers an opportunity to learn about some of the options they have for the application of soil health practices in Southern Oklahoma and Northern Texas.

The workshop agenda topics include:
– Overview of the agriculture demonstration, education and outreach efforts being undertaken by the Choctaw Nation in partnership with NRCS
– Producer benefits Ag Census and NRCS new technology for producers
– Cover crops, grazing and soil health
– Producer perspectives on the benefits of soil health
– Summer crops and soil health options
– Ongoing research on new crop species and varieties being conducted by the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS)
– Advantages of using no-till in wildlife management

Those planning to attend are asked to RSVP by June 21 by calling Clay Pope at (405) 699-2087, Jack Hicks at (580) 326-3201 (ext. 6019), or Carol Crouch at (405) 612-9331 or by emailing Pope or Crouch.

There is no charge for the meeting, and dinner will be provided.

Sponsors include the Southern Plains of the United States, the Choctaw Nation, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Redlands Community College and the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub.

Download the flyer (PDF; 400 KB)