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International Heifer Association Holds First Meeting

International Heifer Association Holds First Meeting

District Conservationsit Danielle Whaley conducts NRCS meeting

Danielle Whaley, district conservationist in Muskogee, explains NRCS programs and assistance to a group of beginning farmers and landowners at the first meeting of the International Heifer Association in Boynton.

The International Heifer Association held its first meeting in Boynton, Oklahoma on Friday the 18th of January. Over 20 producers from Muskogee, Okmulgee, and Wagoner Counties attended the meeting. The group was organized to assist beginning farmers and landowners in learning how to care for their animals and protect their natural resources. Transfer of information, technology, and animal health are the focus of the group. The USDA-NRCS was invited to speak at the first of several meetings set up in the area to assist new landowners.

Andy Qualls of the Muskogee County Conservation District, discussed state funding programs and manure applications. Danielle Whaley, District Conservationist for the Natural Resource Conservation Service in Muskogee County discussed Farm Bill programs available to Limited Resource and Beginning Farmers, as well as nutrient management, prescribed grazing, and technical advice that the office can assist in. Rodney King with OSU extension was also on hand to discuss soil testing concerns.

By Danielle Whaley, district conservationist, Muskogee, OK
NRCS February 2008

Last Modified: 03/05/2008

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