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August 2018
“I am able see from fence line to fence line knowing that my rangeland is healthy, and I see more wildlife including quail that I had not seen in years,” said Kregg. Drought-driven creative thinking leads to innovative water system for cattle
By Donnie Lunsford, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS
Kellogg Endowed Chair in Southwestern Borderlands Food and Water Security, University of Arizona and Prescott College, Dr. Gary Nabhan discusses challenges facing new generations of ranchers and their ranching heritage.

Sustainable Rangeland Symposium teaches ranchers successful methods for meeting long term goals
By Donnie Lunsford, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS

The 5,800-acre Green Pond Detention Basin protects 219 area homes in the Gilbert Lake Estates, Farm to Market Road 364, Interstate Highway 10, and thousands of agricultural acres. NRCS Helps Jefferson, Texas with Hurricane Harvey Repairs
By Melissa Blair, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS
Birdwell-Clark Ranch of Henrietta, Texas was presented the Environmental Stewardship Award by National Cattlemen's Beef Association and partners. Pictured are Chuck Stanley with NRCS, Emry Birdwell and Deborah Clark

Texas Ranch Honored For Outstanding Environmental Stewardship
By National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA)



July 2018
Scott Yanta and Under Secretary Northey discuss Yanta's hay operation surrounded by hay that is drying for baling later in the week.

Under Secretary Bill Northey Tours Conservation and Partnership Successes in Texas
By Donnie Lunsford, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS

A colorful Gulf fritillary butterfly pauses for a minute inside a bright red poppy flower.

Pollinator Plants Are All the Buzz
By Dee Ann Littlefield, Public Affairs Specialist, USDA-NRCS



June 2018
NRCS works with the Griffins to help maintain the  condition & resources of the ranch.

The Business Brought Them Home
By Quenna Terry, Public Affairs Specialist, Lubbock

NRCS Soil Scientist Kelly Attebury presents at science station giving soils demonstrations.

Earth Team Volunteers Help at Ranch Day
By Quenna Terry, Public Affairs Specialist, Lubbock

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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