Farm and Ranch
USDA-NRCS to host Farmer and Landowner Workshop in Waco
By USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Sep 5, 2018
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Temple, Texas -- The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), in partnership with Minority Landowner Magazine, will host a Farmer and Landowner Workshop in the Waco area September 5 and September 6 to discuss conservation technical and financial assistance available through USDA and to provide the opportunity to demonstrate construction of a seasonal high tunnel.

Farmers, ranchers, ag industry representatives and the general public are invited to attend the informative meeting on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the Bellmead Civic Center (Senior Room), located at 3900 Parrish St. in Bellmead, Texas

Registration will begin at 8:00 A.M. followed by a program from 9 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided both days.   Attendees must be registered by August 24.  Register today by contacting Todnechia Mitchell - (254) 697-4949 –x101 or todnechia.mitchell@tx.usda.gov
The free workshop will provide landowners and land managers or those interested in being landowners/land managers about U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs that can assist them in accomplishing their goals. Staff from the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and Rural Development (RD) will share information to help improve your farm or ranch, whether large or small. USDA personnel will be available both days for sharing financial assistance and available programs for conservation planning, pollinators; soil health; farm loan programs, agricultural marketing; cattle and hay operations; high tunnels (hoop houses); erosion control; irrigation systems; Veterans programs and more.

On Thursday, September 6 attendees are invited to Kay Bell’s Farm located at 810 Penton Lane in Waco, Texas to take part in the construction of a high tunnel. A high tunnel is a covered structure used to protect crops to extend the growing season and in turn can help increase economic viability of farmers.

For more information, please contact Todnechia Mitchell, District Conservationist, or visit the NRCS Web site at http://www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov/.