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 from other USDA agencies. There will be special presentations on the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts’ Soil Health Producer Network and uses for red cedar trees after removal.