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Texas Soil Health Short Course Workshop and Tour to be Held in Victoria

TEMPLE—A Texas Soil Health Short Course will be held on April 23-24, 2019 in Victoria. Farm and ranch tours will be Tuesday, April 23 followed by an educational workshop on Wednesday, April 24 at the Victoria College Emerging Technology Complex, 7403 Lone Tree Road, in Victoria. The short course will offer the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to improve land management practices and operations by increasing biological wealth through ecological principles.

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

The short course will feature leading researchers and Texas producers sharing the latest on soil health. Speakers include Dr. Richard Teague and Dr. Jamie Foster with Texas A&M AgriLife, Dr. Steven Lukefahr with Texas A&M University Kingsville, Deborah Clark of the Birdwell-Clark Ranch, Chad Hahn with Hahn Farm, Howard Book of Book Farms, and livestock producer Vance Mitchell of Mitchell Cattle Company.
Registration is $100 and includes field tours, cultural tour, meals, conference session, and educational materials. Registration will be available online until April 5, 2019. After which, please contact Iliana Peña for availability. Iliana can be reached by email at: //us12 [dot] admin [dot] mailchimp [dot] com/campaigns/IPena [at] texas-wildlife [dot] org">IPena [at] texas-wildlife [dot] org or by phone: 210-913-9798. Three continuing education units (CEUs) can be earned during the event.
The workshop is being held in partnership with the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Texas Wildlife Association, and hosted by the Goliad and Victoria Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
For more registration information, or opportunities for your nonprofit or association to sponsor the short course, please visit

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