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Land Stewardship Workshop set for Oct. 27

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Staff report, Denton Record-Chronicle

The Upper Trinity Conservation Trust is partnering with the Cooke County and Denton County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offices and the Dixon Water Foundation to host the North Texas Land Stewardship Workshop from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27. 

The workshop will be held at the Leo Ranch, 5190 County Road 398 in Decatur.

The workshop will focus on management practices that benefit landowners' land operations and local water quality.  Local experts will discuss rotational grazing practices, feral hog control techniques and provide an update on cost-share programs available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service. In addition, the basics and benefits of conservation easements will be discussed as a tool landowners can utilize to meet the goals of their land operation now and when passing the land down to the next generation.

The cost for the program is $10 and includes lunch. Continuing education units (laws and regulations) will be available to those with a pesticide applicator license.

To register for the workshop, contact Marty Morgan, Cooke County AgriLife Extension agent, at 940-668-5412 or via email at, or by visiting

Upper Trinity Conservation Trust is a nonprofit land trust created by Upper Trinity Regional Water District in 2010 to encourage and receive conservation easements along and adjacent to riparian zones as a safeguard to help protect water quality. To learn more, visit