Hughes County Conservation Workshop

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For Immediate Release

April 4, 2017

Contact: Dr. Carol Crouch, Oklahoma Tribal Liaison

Phone: 405-612-9331

Email: carol.crouch@ok.usda.gov

Hughes County Conservation Workshop

 

HOLDENVILLE, Okla.Cover crops, invasive species and prescribed burning will all be covered up the upcoming conservation workshop in April 25, 2017 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Hughes County Expo Center, 7274 US Highway 270, Holdenville.


“Cover crops can be a major benefit for your soil and your bottom line, and they’re not just for cropland,” said Larry Hood, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting District Conservationist for Hughes County. “With proper planning and the right mix, cover crops provide incredible livestock forage as well as wildlife habitat.”


The workshop will be hosted by USDA, Hughes County Conservation District, Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council, Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project and Oklahoma Ag Credit. Presentations will be given by NRCS State Rangeland Management Specialist Brandon Reavis, as well as focus topics including soil health featuring the popular rainfall simulator. There will be special presentations on the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts’ Soil Health Producer Network and uses for red cedar trees after removal.


The workshop is free and lunch will be provided. RSVP or request reasonable accommodations by April 20 with Andrea Jones at 405-379-3561 or andrea.jones@ok.nacdnet.net or Dr. Carol Crouch at 405-602-9331 or carol.crouch@ok.usda.gov.