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Landowners Workshop Can Yield Benefits for Valencia County Agricultural Producers

Event set for Oct. 16 at the Plant Materials Center

LOS LUNAS, N.M. – Agricultural landowners in the Valencia County area can reap some good information and techniques on how to get the most out of their land at, “A Landowners Workshop: Building Soils through Conservation Planning,” on Wednesday, Oct. 16. 

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Los Lunas and the Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District are jointly sponsoring the workshop which will be held at the Los Lunas Plant Material Center, 1036 Miller Rd SW, in Los Lunas.

This workshop places an emphasis on the need and productive outcome of building and using a conservation plan. 

“The conservation plan is the foundation by which agricultural producers can build upon for a long-term, sustainable and healthy soil,” said Pearl Armijo, Los Lunas NRCS District Conservationist. 

The one-day event begins at 9:00 a.m. and wraps up at 3:00 p.m.  Anyone planning to attend must RSVP by Oct. 11 by calling (505) 865-5807.  Seating and a free lunch will be provided to the first 35 people who RSVP by the deadline.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include: creating your conservation plan; drought management/soil health; cover crops; pasture health; soil sampling; as well as the Valencia SWCD testing; Farm Services Agency assistance information; and a pollinator tour.  

For more information contact Madeline Miller, Valencia Soil and Water Conservation District,  at (505) 865-5807 or visit the USDA Service Center in Los Lunas. 

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USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service helps America’s farmers and ranchers conserve the Nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. All programs are voluntary and offer science-based solutions that benefit both the landowner and the environment.
 
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