Listen to OACD President Jimmy Emmons, along with Rattan Lal, Distinguished Professor of Soil Science and Director, Carbon Management and Sequestration Center, Ohio State University, Bianca Moebius-Clune Director, USDA-NRCS Soil Health Division and David Montgomery Professor of geomorphology, University of Washington in Seattle talk about the importance of soil health on NPR's 1A.
Sand County Foundation, in partnership with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, ITC Holdings Corp. and The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, is proud to announce Emmons Farm as the recipient for the inaugural Oklahoma Leopold Conservation Award®, which honors Oklahoma landowner achievement in voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources.
- Scholarship applicant must be a child or grandchild of a District Director/Manager, Conservation Employee, or NRCS seeking a higher education at a Trade School, College or University.
- Applicant must have an over all 2.5 Grade Point Average
- Applicant must be enrolled in a Trade School, College or University by Fall of 2018
- Applicant must be a full time student.
- The South Central Regional Auxiliary Scholarship is intended to encourage qualified students to increase their interest and awareness of the mission of Conservation.
- To pursue a career in their field of endeavor.
Application Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
On Friday August 25, Congressman Frank Lucas visited a participating farm in the "Farm to Food Bank" pilot project. The project is dedicated to fighting hunger while conserving natural resources. The project utilizes conservation practices that improve the health of the soil to produce edible cover crops for local food banks.