feral hog management, a soil health workshop and USDA program updates will be the topics at a free workshop and dinner on June 20 in Smithville. 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.

"The Choctaw Nation is willing to come out and assist producers with this issue," said Carol Crouch, State Tribal Liaison, Oklahoma United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.  

NRCS partners and/or presenters for the workshop include, the Choctaw Nation, the Oklahoma Tribal Conservation Advisory Council, the Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, and other conservation groups and USDA agencies.

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

The workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. on June 20. The event will be held at the Choctaw Nation Community Center, located at 39618 N. Highway 259, Smithville, Oklahoma 74957.

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

Questions? Email nrcsinfo@ok.usda.gov.

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