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Willie Durham

254-742-9885


NRCS Hosting Organic Workshops across Texas

Temple, TX, Apr. 3 - Agriculture producers, partners and those interested in organic production and soil health are encouraged to attend Organic Production, Seasonal High Tunnel and Soil Health workshops hosted by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service across the state of Texas from April 8 through May 17.

These free workshops are being held to increase the awareness levels of conservation planning for organic production and implementation of seasonal high tunnels.

The workshops will begin at 9 a.m. with an overview of organic production, including NOP standards and the certification process. Information on the NRCS Organic Initiative and Seasonal High Tunnels will also be provided. Lunch will be on your own. The afternoon session will include soil health demonstrations, as well as discussion of organic systems and soil health management systems. The workshops will end at 3 p.m.

The series will begin on April 8 in Edinburg, with others sessions to follow: April 10 in Seguin, April 11 in Fredericksburg, April 15 in Temple, April 16 in College Station, April 18 in Nacogdoches, April 29 in Gainesville, May 1 in Mt. Pleasant, May 14 in Abilene and May 17 in Lubbock. 

There is no charge to attend the workshops but all attendees must register one week in advance of the session they plan to attend. Register by emailing your name and meeting location to Nancy Posvar. For additional questions, contact Willie Durham, NRCS Conservation Agronomist at 254-231-1258.

Texas Organic Workshops flyer (PDF; 110 Kb)


Note: Photos of agriculture and conservation work in Texas are available at http://nrcsphoto-gallery.smugmug.com.