USDA announces Okla. seminars; Zika a target

Zika virus subject of USDA seminar Two seminars target Oklahoma crop, livestock production

Oklahoma farmers and ranchers have two opportunities to learn more about prescribed burning, the Veterinary Feed Directive, the Zika virus, soil health, eastern red cedar, and a new monarch butterfly initiative at two separate USDA and partners workshops, June 16 and June 22.

The June 16 agricultural workshop features sessions on prescribed burning, the Veterinary Feed Directive to Livestock Producers and a Zika virus update. The workshop will be held June 16, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at Grisso Mansion Annex, Seminole, Okla. The workshop is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP and request accommodation by June 13, 2016 with Carol Crouch at 405-742-1203 or [email protected].

USDA and partners will conduct a conservation program’ workshop for  farmers and ranchers, and  for local leadership June 22, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at Southwest Technology Center in Altus, Okla. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with experts about soil health, uses for eastern red-cedar and the new monarch butterfly initiative. The workshop is also free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP and request accommodation by June 15, 2016 at 580-482-4312 extension 3, or [email protected].

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