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Conservation Outreach Meeting Huge Success in Northeast Oklahoma

Conservation Outreach Meeting Huge Success in Northeast Oklahoma

John R. Ballard, Chief of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma and NRCS Soil Conservation Technician Leota Burnett, Ottawa County, listen to a presentation.
John R. Ballard, Chief of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma and NRCS Soil Conservation Technician Leota Burnett, Ottawa County, listen to a presentation.

The Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC) held a successful conservation informational meeting that discussed numerous funding opportunities for local farmers, ranchers, Tribes and tribal landowners in Northeast Oklahoma. Valuable information was provided to attendees on the new Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA Farm Bill programs and program opportunities from other federal and state agencies.

The meeting was held on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at the Northeast Technology Center located in Afton, Oklahoma. The federally recognized tribes attending the meeting included the Cherokee Nation, Choctaw Nation, Wyandotte Nation, Peoria Tribe of Indians, Shawnee Tribe, and the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma. Other attendees included tribal leaders, tribal landowners and local farmers and ranchers.

The conservation meeting was sponsored by OTCAC, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA). NRCS, FSA, Oklahoma Conservation Commission, USDA Rural Development, Resource Conservation & Development, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey made presentations on valuable conservation program information and funding opportunities to attendees.

Submitted by District Conservationist Carol Crouch, Pauls Valley Field Service Center
NRCS April 2010

Last Modified: 04/08/2010

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