Oklahoma Conservation Commission - Improving Graze Management PracticesThu, 09 Jan 2020 09:10:00 CST
2020 Conservation Vision
Improving Graze Management Practices - Day 1
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Hosted by Harmon County Conservation District
Driving Directions: From the intersection of Hwy 9 and 30 (west of Vinson) go west 2.5 miles (9 & N1690) then go North 1 mile (N1690 and E1450) then another mile west. Gate in NW side of T on road.
Driving down the road it's easy to see the differences in agricultural practices of 2020 compared to those of decades ago. In many instances, even at a glance, it's obvious that the answers to success and sustainability are changing.
The U.S. Census of Agriculture, offers proof to this perception. What it shows is that between 2012 and 2017 -- the two latest releases of the Ag Census -- Oklahoma farmers and ranchers in cooperation with the Conservation Partnership had put in the time and hard work to increase Soil Health practices. The 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture - released by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) - showed that in Oklahoma, compared to 2012, there was a 24 percent increase in the number of farms using cover crops, a 51 percent increase in acres using cover crops, and a 29 percent decrease in intensive tillage practices.
On a national scale, the report shows that Oklahoma is seventh in the nation for the largest decrease in cropland acreage using conventional tillage practices.
Early in 2020, numerous Oklahoma producers will have the opportunity to learn about specific conservation efforts that can be used on their farms and ranches.
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- Red River Crop Conference Day 2 - In Season & Summer Crops - 01/23/2020
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