For Immediate Release
April 4, 2017
Contact: Dr. Carol Crouch, Oklahoma Tribal Liaison
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 email@example.com or Dr. Carol Crouch at
405-602-9331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.