Wednesday, October 28


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 third week of November. 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. Attendees will receive Louisiana Master Farmer Program CEU's.

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. NRCS will also demonstrate the benefits of improving soil health and cover with a rainfall simulation trailer.

Although there is no cost to attend, pre-registration is required.
The workshops will be held from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm on the following dates and locations:
November 17, 2015 - Louisiana Cotton Museum, 7162 Highway 65 North, Lake Providence, Louisiana. To register, contact Deborah Morris at (318) 559-2604, Ext. 3.
November 18, 2015 - Reeves Bible Church, 408 Emma Avenue, Reeves, Louisiana. To register, contact Rose Sharbeno at (337) 239-2193, Ext. 3.
November 19, 2015 - West Feliciana Fire Protection Center, 9892 West Feliciana Parkway, St. Francisville, Louisiana. To register, contact Jean Vicknair at (225) 683-5496 Ext. 3.

The NRCS provides reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request special accommodations, call the phone number listed for the corresponding date at least ten days prior to the event.
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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