Giles County Soil Conservation District Holds Annual Field Day

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The Giles County Soil Conservation District held its annual field day on June 29th at the Steven Hickman farm in the Lynnville area of Giles County.  The Intensive Grazing Field Day was attended by 60 farmers and fellow agencies.  The agenda included presentations on Conservation Planning, 319 Grants, Weed Control, Manure Dispersion, Proper Forage Selection, Soil Health, Weed Identification, Herbicide Selection, Herd and Grass Management, and Fencing Materials.  Speakers were represented from the Giles County Soil Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA), Dow Chemical, Giles Farmers COOP, The Land Trust For Tennessee, and Giles County Landowners.

Awards were presented to Giles County landowners that were selected as 2013 Conservation winners.  Borum Farms received the “Conservation Farmer of the Year”, Steven Hickman received the “Forage Manager of the Year” and Ingram Farms received the “Wildlife Manager of the Year”.

Lunch was catered by Rose’s Homestyle Catering and sponsored by The Land Trust For Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA).

Door prizes were donated by the Giles Farmers COOP, The Land Trust for TN, Walls Lumber Company, Giles County Farm Center, Milky Way Chapter Quail Forever, and Giles County Soil Conservation District.

We want to thank Steven Hickman for hosting the Field Day on his farm where he has utilized the TDA 319 Watershed Project for installing a productive Intensive Grazing System.  We also want to thank everyone that donated door prizes and all the speakers.  Without everyone’s help we could not have held this event.

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