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Highlights of NRCS International Programs

NRCS International Activities Summary

  • Thomas Reinsch, National Leader, World Soil Resources, Soil Science Division, Beltsville, Maryland, will provide technical assistance for activities under USDA’s Pakistan “Improving Soil Fertility-Health through Extension” project.  Dates of travel are April 2 - 9.
  • Jay Fuhrer, Soil Health Specialist, Bismarck, North Dakota, has been invited to speak at the Elandslaagte Holistic Study Group’s meeting.  The conference will be held in Elandslaagte, South Africa, April 8 – 23. The Elandslaagte Holistic Study Group is advanced in the installation and management of soil health based cropping and grazing systems.
  • Zamir Libohova, Research Soil Scientist, National Soil Survey Center, will help conduct workshops on using digital soil mapping techniques and modeling for generating soil property maps at high resolution according to GlobalSoilMap standards.  The workshops will be held in Nicaragua and Honduras from April 10 – 23.
  • David Lindbo, Director, Soil Science Division, Washington, D.C., will attend the European Geosciences Union Meeting which will be held in Vienna, Austria, April 16 – 23.  He will give a presentation on NRCS’ mapping program.
  • Sid Brantly, National Grazing Lands Ecologist, Ecological Sciences Division, Washington, D.C., will conduct a workshop on rangeland health and ecological site descriptions at the International Rangeland Congress.  The workshop will be held in Kamloops, Canada, July 16 – 23.