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Soil health and Grazing workshop set Sept. 2 in Riesel

Jeff Goodwin

Temple, TXAugust 26, 2014 – A “Building Soil Health with Grazing Management” Workshop will be held on Sept. 2 at 1702 Blackland Road in Riesel, Texas. The workshop is open to the public and free of charge.

Beginning at 1 p.m., Dr. Paul Jasa from the University of Nebraska will talk about the benefits and challenges of no-till cropping systems.

Dr. Jasa’s session will be followed by a tour of demonstration areas throughout the USDA research farm. Tour guides will be Dr. Jasa and representatives from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS).

During the tour, discussions will be held on using livestock as a tool in a medium and high density grazing system, no till systems equipment and management, as well as forage production on pastureland and rangeland.

NRCS staff from the Waco and Marlin field offices will be on hand to offer agency updates and answer questions.

The event is being hosted by USDA Agricultural Research Service, USDA-NRCS and the Texas Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative. 

 Workshop flier (PDF; 228 Kb)