Workshop planned

Workshop planned

Posted: Friday, September 10, 2010 1:08 pm

The Messenger, September 10, 2010 The Chickasaw-Shiloh Resource Conservation and Development Council, in cooperation with the Farm Service Agency, is sponsoring a workshop for West Tennessee women, minorities and limited resource farmers. Farm Management “Through Better Use of Technology” will focus on the application of lime and fertilizer utilizing soil sampling satellite imagery and yield data. Alice McCoy, a Lauderdale County farmer, will also provide ideas for better cattle management.    Other presenters include Glenda Rickman, secretary of the Chickasaw Shiloh RC&D; Crop Production Services of Brownsville; Tennessee Tractor of Brownsville; USDA Farms Service Agency; and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. The workshop will be held Sept. 16 at Back Yard Bar-Be-Cue at 703 East Main St. in Brownsville. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Workshops start at 9 and end at 1. Refreshments are available for early arrivals and lunch will be provided. Interested participants may contact one of the following offices for additional information or if any special accommodations are needed. Richard Cooke, RC&D Coordinator, NRCS, at richard.cooke@tn.usda.gov or call (731) 668-0700, ext.. 100; or John Pearson, FS, at john.pearson@tn.usda.gov or call (731) 772-1822, ext. 110. Seating is limited to the first 100 people registered at the door and everyone is welcome, a spokesman said.

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