Pulaski USDA Service Center "Food Drive"
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In its sixth year the Pulaski USDA Service Center staff participated in the “Feds, Farmers, and Friends Feed Families” food drive. Since the campaign began in 2009, Federal workers have donated and collected 24.1 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items to support families across America. More than 85 percent of Federal workers live and work outside the Washington D.C. area, helping communities in every state.
This was their most successful year with 557 pounds of food collected. The entire collection was donated to the Matthew 25 Thrift Store food bank. The USDA Service Center staff promoted their food drive with weekly notices to the public in the Pulaski Citizen and thru local radio stations. Next year’s challenge will be to reach out to local agribusinesses to “promote the cause” for another record year!
Your Path to Soil Health FAQs
Many producers are enjoying the benefits of Soil Health but questions remain. The Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are partnering to provide answers to the most frequently asked soil health questions on a webpage.
Should visitors need additional information there is a form on the page where questions can be submitted to two Soil Health experts: Greg Brann and Mike Hubbs. A profile of each expert is also available on the page.
In additon to the FAQ, visitors will be able to view a soil health photo gallery and videos.
Giles County Soil Conservation District Holds Annual Field Day
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.