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June 2018
FWP meeting attendees take a tour with local volunteer docent at Bayer Museum of Agriculture.

Texas NRCS Employees Visit Lubbock for FWP Conference
By Quenna Terry, Public Affairs Specialist, Lubbock



May 2018
USDA Under Secretary Northey Speaks during the Beef Cattle Conference in Hemphill Co.

USDA Leadership Visits the Texas High Plains Region
By Quenna Terry, Public Affairs Specialist, Lubbock

Mackenzie Moore, range specialist in our McKinney Field Office

The X Factor
By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS 

Alex Smith, NRCS Planner in Albany

Lessons in Ranching
By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS 

Graphic material on the outside and inside of the tunnel provide an interactive learning experience

Geared Up for Learning
By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS 



April 2018
Bragg enjoys her position working with farmers and ranchers. The NRCS Mission is Helping People Help the Land which is exactly what she strives to do.

Soil Scientist Volunteers for Lasting Community Change
By Donnie Lunsford, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Second Place for Area II went to Sonora High School.

Wildlife Alliance for Youth brings competition to West Texas
By Donnie Lunsford, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Crowley began working with horses as a part of therapy which turned into a passion for natural resources starting with grazing and hay production for her four-legged family members.

The Kids Call Her The Butterfly Lady
By Donnie Lunsford, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Texas NRCS Earth Team Volunteer , Glenn Buckley, has provided conservation education to all ages.

Texas NRCS Honors Earth Team Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
By Melissa Blair, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Cesar and Guadalupe Berrones pictured at Casita Tejas restaurant located south of Miami, Florida.

Texas Native Blazes Trails in Home State and Florida
By Debra Parsons, Winter Garden Soil & Water Conservation District



March 2018
Cody Hodge, 1st place National Association of Conservation District's annual poster contest, 10-12th grade division.

Soil Health is the Ground We Stand on for Agriculture Sustainability
National Ag Day March 20, “Agriculture: Food for Life”
By Melissa Blair, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS

Jimmy Sterling A man of a different breed
By Donnie Lunsford, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS
Durham's daughter, Ella, enjoys picking plants for plant identification quizzes for her dad.

Pint-Sized Management Plan
By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS



February 2018
Zone Soil Scientist John Sackett helped tour participants understand how to read their soil better.

Grassland on Display
By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS 

Derzapf took the group outside to discuss and demonstrate the use of fencing supplies.

Getting Off the Fence
By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS 



January 2018
Pasture companion crops such as this crimson clover are good for the soil and have the added benefit of pollinator habitat.

Grazing for the Good of It
By Rebecca Gresham, NRCS Planner

Vernon District Conservationist Trent Manley uses food coloring in water to show how management systems affect water infiltration in soil. Seeing Is Believing
By Rebecca Gresham, NRCS Planner and Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS
 
Willie Durham, NRCS soil health specialist for Texas and Oklahoma, gave a presentation on the science behind soil health.

Fourth Annual Southern Soil Health Conference Encourages Producers to “Keep Your Armor Up”
By Rebecca Gresham, NRCS Planner

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