Field days are a great way to share innovative ideas in sustainable agriculture with fellow farmers and ranchers, but organizing an event can be time consuming, especially if you have limited experience. This farmer field day toolkit can take some of the pressure off. The Toolkit provides tips and tools on key aspects of event planning.
Trapping wild pigs can be a daunting task. Certain uses and types of traps may have caused them to become more aware of structures built for confinement. Learn more from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry continues to develop and implement aggressive measures for the eradication of feral swine that are unique to the state's population densities, geography, public policy, and agricultural and environmental resources.
State agencies and landowner groups are highly interested in what can be done to control the feral swine problem. Experts have determined that the best methods are trapping -- especially whole sounder trapping -- and aerial gunning. Other forms of control are largely ineffective and can actually reduce the effectiveness of trapping. Find more information about controlling feral hogs from the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Healthy streams are vitally important. Without clean drinking water and healthy ecosystems the cost of providing water increases and enjoyment decreases. Blue Thumb works to educate the public about protecting our streams through hands on educational experiences, presentations and water quality monitoring. Learn more at www.bluethumbok.com.
The Dust Bowl was a period of time during the 1930s when the drought-stricken Southern Plains region of the United States suffered severe dust storms. As high winds and choking dust swept the region from Texas to Nebraska, people and livestock were killed and crops failed across the entire region. Curriculum is available for 5th-12th grade students to examine the causes, impact, and lessons learned from the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history.
Education is a critical element of the conservation effort at the local, state, and national levels. Educating young people about the benefits of conservation helps to ensure the next generation will be wise stewards of America’s natural resources. NACD assists districts with their stewardship and education efforts by offering the following materials and opportunities. Find more information here.
Conserving the amount of water used at home will not only help to keep your water bill lower, but it's also better for the environment. If you're considering a water conservation plan for your house, there are several tips and tricks you can use to reduce your water consumption.