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Oklahoma Conservation Commission Hosts Soil Health Field Day in Grady County Friday, August 31st

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 15:16:09 CDT

Oklahoma Conservation Commission Hosts Soil Health Field Day in Grady County Friday, August 31st The Grady County Conservation District, in conjunction with the Oklahoma Conservation Commission and USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, is hosting a Soil Health Field Day on Friday August 31st, 2018. The workshop will be held at Oscar Nelson’s headquarters just outside of Chickasha. The workshop is free to the public.


Registration begins at 8:30 AM. The Field Day should conclude around noon. Topics to be discussed include cover crops and incorporating grazing management. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see the rainfall simulator. Speakers for the event include Oklahoma Conservation Commission Soil Scientist Greg Scott, Oklahoma Conservation Commission Soil Health Educator Blane Stacy, and local farmers Oscar Nelson and Paul Brown.


Soil Health Field Days are great networking opportunities for area farmers and ranchers to gain knowledge from each other and professionals for more sustainable operations. These field days are also great opportunities for the public to visit a local farm and see how and where some of their food is grown.


Oscar Nelson’s farm headquarters is located at County Road 1330 and County Street 2810. For more information contact Kim Walker at 405-224-1381 or kim.walker@ok.usda.gov. You may also contact Amy Seiger, Oklahoma Conservation Commission Soil Health Coordinator, at 405-522-4739 or amy.seiger@conservation.ok.gov.


Agenda:


8:30 AM – Registration
9:00 AM – Rainfall Simulator, Cover Crops, and Brix Meter
10:30 AM – Nelson Farms and Brown Farms Tour and Visitation
12:00 PM – Conclude


Soil Health is a division of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission. For more information on any of the events listed, visit the Oklahoma Conservation Commission Calendar or contact your local Conservation District Office.


Source - Oklahoma Conservation Commission




   

 

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