Today’s Topic: Workshops will focus on development of water resources

by | Nov 2, 2010

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with the Southern Farm Network’s Rhonda Garrison to discuss “Today’s Topic.”

Southern Farm Network logoThe N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is organizing four workshops aimed at helping our state be prepared for the next drought. These free workshops will educate landowners, public officials and others about the importance of developing water resources, such as ponds and spring heads.

Troxler says development of water resources can help with the irrigation of crops and watering of livestock. They also can reduce the demand on municipal water systems.

The workshops will cover a variety of topics pertaining to water resource development, including regulatory issues, wildlife concerns, engineering resources and costs, and federal and state assistance programs.

All of the workshops will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are scheduled for Nov. 22 at the Wake County Cooperative Extension office in Raleigh, Nov. 23 at the Duplin County Extension Center in Kenansville, Dec. 2 at the Western North Carolina Ag Center in Fletcher, and Dec. 3 at the Forsyth County Agriculture Center in Winston-Salem.

To register, go online to www.ncadfp.org/AWRD_Workshops.

Listen to Commissioner Troxler and Rhonda discuss these workshops.

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