FLXII-812 Truax No-Till Drill
The Putnam County Soil Conservation District would like to announce our new addition to our rental equipment. Thanks to the Tennessee Department of Agriculture (TDA) we were able to get a new FLXII-812 Truax No-Till Drill. The new drill is an end-drive, about 11′ wide, and plants an 8′ wide row. It has a traditional large seed box, a small seed box, and a native warm season box for fluffy seed. If you would like to rent the drill call the office at 931-528-6472 extension 3 for more details and availability or stop in the office at 900 South Walnut Ave. Room 1, Cookeville, TN.
“Wetlands Make a Splash”
In Tennessee, NRCS will end the month of May with a total of 47,093 acres on 316 wetland easement areas, which is a significant contribution to the restoration and preservation of our wetlands!
American Wetlands Month was created in 1991 to “celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the Nation’s ecological, economic, and social health and to educate Americans about the value of wetlands as a natural resource.” (US EPA)
Most of you are probably well aware of the amazing habitat that wetlands provide for all sort of critters, but did you know that wetlands are also critical for providing humans with clean water to drink? One of the lesser known facts about wetlands is that they play the role of nature’s water filter. Wetlands also clean out excess nutrients such as phosphorous and nitrogen from our water that are deposited there by industrial systems and agriculture. Finally, wetlands can assist in the treatment and cleansing of waste water. Of course if too much pollution runs into a wetland it can do harm to the ecosystem, but if managed properly, wetlands can be a critical tool in our efforts to provide clean drinking to people across the globe. (info taken from www.aswm.org)
The Cookeville area office has 1 vacancy for a Pathways Position (student trainee) for the Engineering Department. The position was posted on the following website on March 23, 2017. If you are interested or know someone that would be interested in this wonderful opportunity please have them go to the following wesbite: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466457700. The deadline for applications is Monday, April 3, 2017