Informative and successful!  

The first annual Texas Soil Health Short Course held Feb 22-23, 2017 in Wichita Falls was a huge success!  Over 250 attendees learned about soil management, strategies and methods to improve the health of soil from farmers and researchers across the country.  The short course was an educational experience that gave new insight about improving landowners' operations through increased soil function and management for greater water, nutrient and energy efficiency. 

The Association of

Kendria Ray, TSSWCB Area II Representative (left), presented "Things to Be Aware of and Things to Beware of".

The workshop wrapped up with a grilled hamburger lunch at the TSSWCB and ATSWCD offices.  Left to right:  Clyde Gottschalk, TSSWCB Program Specialist in the State Office; Volney Hough, ATSWCD president; Rex Isom, TSSWCB Executive Director.

Conserving and Protecting the Soil and Water Resources of Texas

SWCD District Directors and  Clerks from across the state attended the Leadership Development Workshop held February 28 - March 1, 2017 in Temple.  

Over 250 people attended the Soil Health Short Course in Wichita Falls in February 2017 (above pictures).  Jule Richmond, past president and current Board member of ATSWCD was interviewed by local news channel 6 (right).

Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Parliamentary procedure became a popular segment of the workshop when humor was used in a mock District Directors' Board Meeting as Directors and Clerks learned the right and wrong ways to conduct business.