Spiro to hold hog management, soil health workshop

SPIRO--Feral hog management, soil health and USDA program updates will be the topics at a free workshop and lunch June 20 in Spiro.

The event is presented by the Natural Resources Conservation Service and other conservation partners.

Kendall Carpenter, Choctaw Nation, will discuss “How we developed feral hog management and control,” and “Techniques to control feral hogs.”

Carpenter and Raymond Ludlow, Choctaw Nation, will speak on “Feral hog technical assistance.” Emmlie Bragg, Choctaw Nation, will discuss soil health success.

NRCS partners for the workshop include, the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council (OTCAC), other USDA agencies and conservation groups.

Our conservation program discussions will be led by Farm Service Agency, National Agriculture Statistics Service and NRCS.

The workshop will be held at 11 a.m. on June 20. The event will be held at the Choctaw Nation Community Center, located at 19400 AES Road, in Spiro, Oklahoma, 74959.

Attendees are encouraged to pre-register by calling or emailing by June 17 to Tonee Wolf ,twolf@choctawnation.com, phone, (580) 775-5229 or Dr. Carol Crouch  carol.crouch@usda.gov phone, 405-612-9331. The workshop is open to the public.

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