Lincoln County Conservation District will initiate a seminar series titled “Conservation District Workshop.”  Workshops will be presented two to four times a year to provide an ongoing series of informative presentations on a variety of topics of interest to people in Lincoln County with an emphasis toward agriculture and natural resources.  The first Workshop topic is Soil Health, presented by Natural Resources Conservation Service soil scientists and vegetation specialists.

Healthy, fully functioning soil provides an environment that sustains and nourishes plants, soil microbes and beneficial insects.  Managing for soil health is an effective way for farmers to increase crop productivity and profitability while improving the environment over the long term.  This is a matter of interest and concern to both farmers and those of us who eat!

Join us March 11 at Lincoln County High School in the Lynx Lair at 5 p.m. for the presentation; a dinner provided by the Lincoln County Conservation District will follow.  Anyone interested may also meet at the shop at Flatnose Ranch at 2:30 p.m.  for questions in the field with NRCS specialists.

Future Conservation District Workshop subjects under consideration include:  benefits of irrigation water management, noxious weed issues, selecting locally adapted cattle, strip tilling and using cover crops, and Greater Sage-grouse management.

The CD is interested to know your ideas for future topics and speakers.  Workshops are geared to adults; however FFA students are encouraged to attend and we will alternate meeting at Pahranagat Valley and Lincoln County High Schools.