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Breckenridge to host conservation meeting for farmers, ranchers on Thursday, Feb. 21

Breckenridge to host conservation meeting for farmers, ranchers on Thursday, Feb. 21
February 20
10:14 2019

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas’ Stephens and Shackelford Counties and the Lower Clear Fork of the Brazos Soil and Water Conservation District will host a FY20 Local Working Group (LWG) meeting beginning at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Breckenridge Interbank Coffee Room at 301 W. Walker in Breckenridge.

The purpose of the annual LWG meeting is to set local conservation priorities and bring conservation stakeholders together to discuss conservation topics and issues relevant to helping Stephens and Shackelford county farmers and ranchers better conserve on-farm natural resources.

The agenda of the meeting is to update attendees on recent conservation efforts and to collect public input to help guide future conservation activities. Through regular identification of conservation opportunities, effective Farm Bill investment can continue to benefit Stephens and Shackelford counties. Farmers, ranchers, conservationists, and others interested in obtaining Federal technical and financial assistance to improve private land in Stephens and Shackelford counties are invited to participate.

For more information, contact Tony Baeza at the NRCS office in Breckenridge at 254-559-2333 ext. 3 or Troy Reinke at the NRCS office in Albany, at 325-309-3002. For more information, visit the NRCS Web site at


Cutline, top photo: Cross fencing is one of the successful ways to separate sections of land within a ranching operation like this example at Stasney’s Cook Ranch in Albany. (Photo courtesy of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)

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