Join us at the Bastrop County Local Working Group Meeting to help us establish local resource priorities and criteria for USDA conservation activities and program planning for the upcoming fiscal year. The Bastrop County Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting landowners, agricultural producers and the general public to discuss conservation topics and issues. Your valuable input will help determine how funds are allocated locally for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary program that provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to plan and implement conservation practices that improve soil, water, plant, animal, air and related natural resources on agricultural land.
Grazing Lands Soil Health Workshop will follow the planning meeting. Demonstrations and a presentation will show how soil building practices on grazing land can increase productivity, reduce inputs and protect our natural resources. Our presenter, Nathan Haile, has spent 21 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service which has given him the opportunity to evaluate soils across the state of Texas and many unique regions of the nation. For the past 10 years he has focused his efforts in improving knowledge of soil quality in Texas.
RSVP by July 21st to firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 321-2489 ex. 3 or visit www.tx.nrcs.usda.gov for more info. Please contact 2 weeks prior for hearing or visually impaired special needs. Event is FREE to the public.