Texas Soil Health Short Course to offer learning experience for landowners
The Texas Soil Health Short Course will be held on February 22-23, 2017 at the Region 9 Education Service Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. The short course will offer the opportunity to gain a better understanding of soil properties including water infiltration, water holding capacity, and organic matter content. It is being hosted by the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the Association of Texas Soil & Water Conservation Districts (ATSWCD).
“Our conservation partners and I are thrilled to bring this rare learning opportunity to landowners in Texas. Soil health is a hot topic as natural resource conservation continues to remain a top priority across the nation. As conservation practices change it is essential that we keep our producers abreast of the latest trends,” said Barry Mahler, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Member of Iowa Park, Texas.