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Conservation Districts Featured on "Out on the Land" on RFD-TV

RFD-TV featured conservation districts, soil health and NRCS in two episodes of "Out on the Land." Click on the images below to access the videos provided by "Out on the Land."
The first episode takes a look at Jimmy Emmons' farm in western Oklahoma. In the episode, Emmons, a board member for the Dewey County Conservation District and the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts, discusses how he changed his farming methods to incorporate more soil health practices and principles and how it has ultimately improved his bottom line.  The episode also features a visit to Emmons' farm by NRCS District Conservationist Paul Clark, who discusses cover cropping with Emmons and his neighbors. The episode is capped off with a vignette about the history of conservation districts and information about how they can assist present landowners and managers.

The second episode serves as a part two and picks up where the first one left off on Emmons' farm.  This episode features a discussion between "Out on the Land" host Dr. Jerry Butler and Emmons about the incorporation of livestock grazing on Emmons' cropland and how it has benefitted the health of his soil and his crop yields.   Also featured is Steve Alspach, NRCS State Soil Scientist in Oklahoma, who discusses soil health benefits and the formation of partnerships across Oklahoma between conservation districts, NRCS, local landowners and others to increase awareness and adoption of soil health practices.  The episode concludes with a brief look at the National Association of Conservation Districts and our mission and work. 

Out on the Land
Season 6, Episode 76:
Conservation Farmer Practices Soil Health Principles
Out on the Land
Season 6, Episode 77:
Conservation Farmer Practices Soil Health Principles-Part 2