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CTIC/EPA Ag Consultant Training

  Stuttgart, AR  August 2017 CTIC brought together farmers; researchers from USDA-Agricultural Research Service, University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University; and conservationists from USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission for a deep dive into how crop consultants can help their clients benefit from conservation practices. Discussions ranged from the agronomic and water-management benefits of conservation systems—including precision irrigation, tailwater management, reduced tillage and cover crops, among others—to cost-share programs that can have direct benefits to farmers' bottom lines. We also visited the Dabbs Farm outside of Stuttgart for a close-up ...

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Click on any of the links below for full video coverage of each of the presentations in the two-day program. There's More Where That Came From: The Need for Conservation Mike Taylor, Farmer, Helena, Arkansas Selecting the Right Practices John Lee, USDA NRCS National Water Management Center, Little Rock, Arkansas   Resources for Technical Support Keith Scoggins, USDA NRCS District Conservationist, Wynne, Arkansas   Selecting A Contractor Keith Scoggins, USDA NRCS District Conservationist, Wynne, Arkansas   Arkansas’ Nutrient Reduction Strategy Ken Brazil, Arkansas Natural Resources Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas   Water Quality and Groundwater Recharge Michele Reba, USDA-ARS ...