The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS, and Farm Service Agency, FSA, in collaboration with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will host an educational program on June 21 in Dallas. The event will highlight the USDA support available for urban producers and the FSA’s Urban County Committee and give the public an opportunity to see some of the AgriLife Extension urban agriculture projects in person.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas, Water Education Building, 17360 Coit Road, Dallas. It will provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the NRCS, FSA, and small-scale agriculture.
In addition to lecture presentations, there will be a tour that includes the vegetable garden and high tunnel.
An example of vertical farming at Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo)
“I received funding from NRCS to help build a high tunnel, vegetable garden, pollinator habitat, and rainwater harvesting,” said Joe Masabni, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension vegetable horticulturist Dallas. “This program on June 21 will allow us to showcase what we have built and what we are growing.”
“The USDA is working to support urban agriculture as it plays an important role in growing not only fresh, healthy food where grocery stores are scarce, but also providing jobs and beautifying neighborhoods,” said Michael Higgins, USDA-NRCS urban conservationist, Arlington.
The event is free, but advance registration is required at; https://tx.ag/UrbanAgDallas.
For more information:
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension