Monday, March 23

NRCS Will Host Soil Health Workshops across Louisiana April 7-9

Baton Rouge, La.-The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Louisiana has planned a series of soil health workshops across the state during the first week of April. Farmers and ranchers are invited to participate and learn more about the importance of soil health, cover crops and forage management in pasture and row crop production. Pre-registration is not required and there is no cost to attend.

Guest speakers will include Ray Archuleta, Conservation Agronomist from the NRCS East National Technology Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as several soil health and cover crop specialists with the LSU AgCenter. NRCS will also demonstrate the benefits of improving soil health and cover with a rainfall simulation trailer.

The workshops will be held from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm on the following dates and locations: 
April 7, 2015 – Red River Research Station, 262 Research Station Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana 71112
April 8, 2015 – DeWitt Livestock Facility, 100 Gregg Marshall Drive, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302
April 9, 2015 – Pointe Coupee Multi-Use Center, 1400 Major Parkway, New Roads, Louisiana 70760

If you have any questions or need more information about the workshops, please contact Michael Lindsey at (318) 473-7757 or by e-mail at
The NRCS provides reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request special accommodations(s), contact Terry Barron at (318) 473-7815 at least ten days prior to the date of the meeting or event.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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