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NRCS Exhibits at Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo’s Ranching & Wildlife Expo

story by Beverly Moseley

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently participated in the annual Ranching & Wildlife Expo tradeshow held in conjunction with the renowned Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.

The expo provided a great outreach opportunity for NRCS to reach rural and urban audiences.

"The Ranching & Wildlife Expo is a unique opportunity to reach out to a very diverse group of potential clients who are interested in being good stewards of natural resources in both urban and rural settings," said James Rogers, NRCS Wildlife Biologist in Bryan.

The NRCS booth had steady traffic throughout the four-day event with visitors coming from all over the state and internationally. Trey Bethke and Raul Villarreal, NRCS District Conservationists; Delwin Cannon, NRCS Soil Conservationist; and Beverly Moseley, NRCS Public Affairs Specialist, were able to educate visitors about NRCS, conservation planning and practices, along with providing information on available Farm Bill programs.

During the expo, participants also were able to attend two days of seminars covering topics such as drought and fire. The wildlife expo's live auction also pulled in large crowds again this year bidding on items.

For more information about NRCS, its partners and activities visit www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov or follow NRCS at http://twitter.com/NRCSTexas.


Visitors gather information on NRCS at the agency's booth during the recent Ranching & Wildlife Expo in Houston.

Visitors gather information on NRCS at the agency's booth during the recent Ranching & Wildlife Expo in Houston.