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Watershed environment public meeting planned

Thursday, July 24, 2003

Farmers, landowners and the public are invited to take part in a special meeting set up to spread knowledge about environmental methods to help preserve the watershed ecology and soil resources.

The Lake Preservation Association, Stalcup Ag Service, NRCS and Buena Vista Conservation District have combined to sponsor a watershed resource management seminar.

The main speaker will be Dr. Jerry Hatfield, Laboratory Director of the USDA National Soil Tilth Laboratory in Ames. Dr. Hatfield is a widely recognized expert in soil structure and conservation farming practices.

Agenda topics include farming practices that reduce soil erosion, nutrient management presented by Ag Partners, and NRCS will discuss projects and practices eligible for government cost share.

The concepts to be discussed will provide watershed landowners and producers with knowledge to directly impact water quality, wildlife habitat, and also improve farming profits. Recent heavy rainfall in the Storm Lake watershed emphasizes the importance of adopting the best management practices available.

The meeting will be held at the Storm Lake Municipal Golf Course Clubhouse, August 5, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., followed by a grilled pork burger lunch provided by the sponsors.

Please register with Stalcup Ag Service (712-749-2752) if you are interested in learning how to preserve and improve our local resources.



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