Soil workshop covers run-off

Dennis Brezina, Soil Health Specialist with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service, explains the benefits of keeping crop soil covered after demonstrating the effects of infiltration and run-off with a rain machine on Jan. 9 in Riviera. (Photo by Richard Gonzales)

Editor's Note: The purpose of the Jan. 9 workshop was to introduce landowners/farmers/ranchers to resources available to them from state and federal agencies, as well as educating on Best Management Practices that could help alleviate runoff into the streams that lead to Baffin Bay. An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated why the workshop was held.

The Texas Sea Grant program’s Soil Health Workshop attracted a diverse group of about 25 people on Thursday, Jan. 9 in the Kaufer High School library in Riviera.

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