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Texas Soil Health Short Course


The Texas Soil Health Short Course is scheduled for February 22-23, 2017 in Wichita Falls. The course is a collaboration between the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Whether you drive a tractor, ride a horse, or a hunting UTV your success depends on the ability of your soil to produce the commodity or experience that you desire. Join us in learning about soil management strategies from farmers and researchers from across the country on methods to improve the health of your soil at the first annual Texas Soil Health Short Course. This will be an educational experience that will give you new insight about your own operation.

Speakers for the short course will include researchers and producers that will share their insight and experiences in soil health. The agenda includes Dr. Paul DeLaune, Assistant Professor with Texas A&M Agrilife Research & Extension Center; Terry McAlister, Wichita County farmer; Dr. Jason Warren, Soil and Water Conservation/Management Extension Specialist with Oklahoma State University; Dr. Bob Steward, Director of Dryland Agriculture Institute at West Texas A&M University; Steve Marten, Archer County farmer; and Clay Pope, Oklahoma producer and liaison with the USDA Southern Plains Climate Hub.

The Texas Soil Health Short Course is designed to provide participants with research in dynamic soil properties and technical information about practical approaches to implementing a system to improve soil health. Conservation demonstrations and soil pits will showcase the functions of a healthy soil system and highlight its improved water infiltration, soil porosity, increase biological activity, and greater nutrient efficiency.

Registration Form (PDF)