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October 5, 2019by ncdea

ARKANSAS, Sebastian County CD – The Sebastian County Conservation District is the first in Arkansas to use drones for pasture and forestry surveys and to also monitor the spread of invasive plants.

With the drone, current maps of land and pastures can be created to benefit both farmers and landowners.

The district also added two newly licensed FAA commercial pilots, Harrison Sears and William Baggett, who both have Part 107 certification.

Source: Sebastian County Conservation District Reaches New Heights With Drone | Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

September 24, 2019by ncdea

TEXAS, Hopkins-Rains SWCD – The Hopkins-Rains Soil and Water Conservation District is pleased to announce their 1st annual Hay Show and Auction. The goals of the Hay Show is to provide agricultural producers an opportunity to test the quality of their forages, raise scholarship funds for area youth who want to study agricultural, and support area FFA and 4-H chapters with natural resources education.

Hay can be entered from September 23, 2019 to October 4, 2019. Drop-off locations are the Hopkins County Agrilife Extension Service in Sulphur Springs and the Rains County Agrilife Extension Service in Emory.

Source: Hopkins/Rains Soil and Water Conservation District’s 1st Annual Hay Show and Auction Accepting Submissions Now through October 4th – Front Porch News Texas

May 13, 2019by ncdea

LOUISIANA, St. Mary SWCD – A group of 18 journalists came to St. Mary Parish on April 29 to learn more about local efforts to restore Louisiana’s delicate coastline…Attendees went to the Burns Point boat launch to hear about the combined efforts of the St. Mary Soil & Water Conservation District, the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the State of Louisiana, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department and others to restore marsh grasses and slow the erosion of the state’s coastline.

Source: Local coastal restoration effort gets national media attention | St. Mary Now

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