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The Locally Led Conservation Process is an Integral Part of Continually Improving Conservation Efforts Throughout Oklahoma

At the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts’ 85th Annual Meeting, Farm Director, KC Sheperd, had the chance to visit with NRCS State Conservationist, Stacy Riley, talking about the locally-led conservation process and why it matters for communities throughout the state. Locally led conservation consists of a series of phases that involve community stakeholders in natural …

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2022 Oklahoma Leopold Conservation Award – Smith Family Farm

Jimmy and Cathy Smith farm with their children Spencer and Calli. They credit conservation practices and technological advances with saving time and money, and benefitting the landscape. Growing rye as a cover crop has improved the Smith’s soil, which average 2 to 4 percent organic matter compared to the statewide .5 percent average. They began …

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