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Feral Swine Eradication Project and more to be Featured in August 25 Frederick Free Webinar

Tue, 11 Aug 2020 10:14:45 CDT

Feral Swine Eradication Project and more to be Featured in August 25 Frederick Free Webinar Ferel hogs continue to be a problem throughout parts of the United States and Oklahoma. That's why it is important to save the date for August 25 as the Feral Swine Eradication Project as well as topics including Grazing Management, Cover Crops and No-Till for Soil Health Benefits, and USDA Farm Bill Updates will be addressed in a Frederick Free Webinar.

Tillman County and surrounding areas, here we come.

For many, farming and ranching is a passion, a dream. However, in numerous cases feral hogs have turned those dreams into headaches. Feral hogs are a major problem for the agricultural community, as well as some urban communities, causing about $2 billion in damage to U.S. land and crops each year. Feral hogs pose disease risks to livestock, pets and humans.

That's right, we are bringing the workshop to you in southwestern Oklahoma. If you're at your kitchen table near Frederick, sitting in the cab of your flatbed parked in the pasture near Davidson, or taking a break on a folding chair in your barn around Grandfield, or anywhere in the area, you have a front row seat for this Zoom Meeting, courtesy of the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council.
The free webinar will be held at 10:30 a.m. on August 25 by connecting to the Zoom Webinar (Please see registration information below).
This workshop was originally scheduled for April 7 in Frederick, Okla.

During this webinar in August, agencies will provide updates on available assistance and programs and participants will receive information regarding USDA Farm Bill Updates.

At this webinar, Trey Lam, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission, will speak about the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP). There are two projects and one of those, the Western Red River, includes Harmon, Jackson, Cotton and Tillman Counties. The other project is in far northern Oklahoma in Kay County.

"Oklahoma has struggled with the invasion and exponential growth of feral hogs for years now," Lam said. "Crops and pastures are being destroyed. Water quality of our streams and lakes are being degraded. Wildlife and its habitat are being destroyed. This USDA grant will provide funds and manpower from state and federal partners to target feral swine in specific geographic areas. Our emphasis will be on keeping the eradication locally directed by utilizing local Conservation Districts working through their cooperating farmers and ranchers."

The Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) is a joint effort between USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to help address the threat that feral swine pose to agriculture, ecosystems and human and animal health.

Again, producers will also have the opportunity to learn about Grazing Management, Cover Crops and No-Till for Soil Health Benefits,

The webinar is open to the public. To attend participants will need to register in advance via the link below and follow the link in the email generated after registration to attend. It is that easy! If reasonable accommodation is needed, or if you have any issues registering, please notify Dr. Carol Crouch, NRCS, Carol.Crouch@ok.usda.gov.

Who: Open to the Public
When: 10:30 a.m., Aug. 25
Registration: Register for the Zoom Webinar at




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