April 2019 Agricultural BMPs for Watershed Planning

April 2019 Agricultural BMPs for Watershed Planning

Agricultural BMPs for Watershed Planning Training

April 3, 2019

9 AM - 4 PM

Riesel Lyons Club
1270 E. Frederick Street
Riesel, TX 76682

Agricultural best management practices are conservation measures that help reduce the volume and pollutant load carried by surface stormwater runoff into rivers and lakes. This course will be an excellent overview for anyone interested in learning more about agricultural conservation practices for both cropping and livestock systems. Instructors include experts with watershed planning and agricultural conservation practices at the federal, state, and local levels in Texas. This course will cover agricultural nonpoint source programs that provide technical and financial resources for conservation planning and implementing BMPs for water quality. It will also cover implementing the conservation plans with the most needed agricultural management practices. This training will also include a tour of the USDA ARS Grassland Research Center in Riesel by the Director Douglas Smith to see and learn about on the ground agricultural best management practices. Instructors: - Lucas Gregory, Texas Water Resources Institute - Todd Oneth, Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board - Kyle Wright, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service - Cresenio (Cris) Perez, Comal-Guadalupe Soil and Water Conservation District - Douglas Smith, USDA ARS Grassland Soil and Water Lab

Cost is $50 and includes all training materials, lunch, and a certificate of completion at the end of the course. A catered lunch of fajitas, sides, salad, rolls, and tea will be provided for participants. Registration is required by April 1, 2019. Register online at marketplace, or by email to nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu. Lunch will be provided for participants. Dress is casual and comfortable; please dress for the warm weather as we will be out walking in the field in the afternoon for the tour of the USDA ARS Grassland Soil and Water Research Tour.  

The Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources are part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.  

Refunds will be available prior to March 27th less a $15 processing fee. There will be no refunds for cancellations after March 27th, but substitutions are allowed, providing that notification is sent to Nathan Glavy (nathan.glavy@ag.tamu.edu) in advance.  

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