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NRCS Texas and partners hosting Urban Agriculture Forum

Temple, Aug. 22, 2023 – The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Texas in partnership with the Prairie View A&M University Small Farm Institute and the San Antonio Food Bank will host an Urban Agriculture Forum on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, beginning at 9:00 a.m. (Central) at the San Antonio Food Bank located at 5200 Historic Old Highway 90 in San Antonio, Texas. The forum is free and open to the public, but registration in advance is required. Register at

“NRCS is committed to working with producers in urban areas,” said State Conservationist Kristy Oates. “NRCS has urban conservationists located in key areas throughout the state dedicated to helping those with urban agricultural operations. This forum will provide a full day of learning and networking opportunities for existing and potential urban agriculture producers.”

The forum lineup includes key speakers covering topics such as soil health, fruit and vegetable production, raising backyard chickens and urban agriculture benefits.

Visit the Texas NRCS Website for additional information.

About NRCS:
As the USDA’s primary private lands conservation agency, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps to keep working lands working, boost rural economies, increase the competitiveness of American agriculture, and improve the quality of our air, water, soil, and habitat. Through voluntary conservation programs, NRCS helps producers, soil and water conservation districts, and other partners protect and conserve natural resources on private lands throughout the United States. With approximately 2,300 Service Centers in communities nationwide, NRCS and other USDA employees work side-by-side with producers in every state and territory. Producers can learn more or apply for a program by contacting their local Service Center or using our Conservation Concerns Tool. Necesita información en español? Busque nuestras traducciones.

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