Dewey County Conservation District

Soil Conservation - Equipment rental

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We look forward to having you join us on Oct. 29, at 12:30 pm

Please join the Dewey County Conservation District and NRCS for a zoom meeting discussing cover crops and success!! We will be posting  more details in day to come, but until then please enjoy this video and prepare questions for our October 29th at 12:30 PM  meeting!!

The Emmons farm in western Oklahoma’s Dewey County reaps the rewards of investing in Soil Health.  Jimmy and Ginger Emmons have been adding multiple soil health practices to their fields for several years.  Please join the Dewey County Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for a Zoom meeting discussing “Cover crops and proven success with Soil Health practices!” The Zoom meeting is scheduled for 12:30 p.m., (Central Time) Oct. 29, 2020.

Also during the meeting, Paul Clark, NRCS Resource Conservationist, will present an overview of successes in Dewey County.
Through the years of experimenting and implementing practices, the Emmons’ soils have changed significantly for the better. Jimmy, a former Leopold Conservation Award Recipient, has increased organic matter in the top 8 to 10 inches of soil.  His water infiltration rates have surpassed standard soil mapping data and profitability has increased with the decrease of inputs.
In the video you watch prior to the virtual meeting, you will hear Jimmy's story of the substantial progress made. You will also hear from soil scientists. Steve Alspach,  NRCS State Soil Scientist, discusses cover crop plants and benefits and Greg Scott, Oklahoma Conservation Commission (OCC) Soil Scientist, will tell the story of the soil.

We look forward to having you join us on Oct. 29, at 12:30 pm

Taloga USDA Service center is open but closed to walk-in.  You may call and do business over the phone.

Dewey County Conservation District  580-328-5366/ Or 580-328-5321 - Ext 3

NRCS - 580-328-5321, Ext 3

Farm Service Agency - 580-328-5331- Ext. 2


Things are changing in the way producers should look at their farms. The soil is a living organism, just as our bodies are.  We have no problem with feeding and drink water for us. So what about your soil on your farms.  There are three demonstations being done around the state on soll health.  They are in Dewey County, Kay County and Greer County.  We will be monitoring these sites with the assistance of NRCS. Be watching for further information to be posted as the projects progress along.

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