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Grazing Management for Healthy Soil and Healthy Food

Grazing Management for Healthy Soil and Healthy Food
When:
05/14/2019 @ 11:00 am
2019-05-14T11:00:00-05:00
2019-05-14T11:15:00-05:00
Where:
Okmulgee (College of the Muscogee Creek Nation)
2170 Raven Circle
Okmulgee
OK 74447
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Chris Best
580-395-2324

RSVP by May 8

Join the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and NRCS soil scientists for this FREE soil health workshop and lunch. The workshop will explore how to manage your land for better soil health and healthy food. Speakers will discuss the soil and its biological components as they relate to grazing and cropping systems, rainwater infiltration, erosion resistance, drought resilience, and plant growth efficiency.

Soils are often neglected, but some soil microbes and grazing system can help soils by investing in some simple soil health practices. The workshop will provide the opportunity for farmers and ranchers to learn simple steps to improve their operations’ sustainability.

NRCS partners for the workshop include, the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC), other USDA agencies and conservation groups. Conservation district partners include the Okmulgee, Mayes, Muskogee, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner Conservation Districts.

This event will include a locally-led survey to identify conservation resources concerns in your area, updates on conservation programs and the Ag Census, and training on simple steps for better forage. Conservation program discussions will be led by Farm Service Agency, National Agriculture Statistics Service, NRCS, and OCC.

The workshop will be held at the College of the Muscogee Creek Nation, 2170 Raven Circle, in the Seminar Conference Rooms 107 and 108, in Okmulgee. Lunch will be provided.

RSVP to Chris Best by email or phone (405-385-3032).

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