The Crooked Creek Conservation District will be holding their annual pasture conference at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, in Yellville, at the Marion County Community Building.
The conservation district knows farmers run multiple species of animals with goats and sheep to maximize pasture. Another growing interest in the area is bees, and honey production. With beekeeping it is also important to have the right kind of legumes and plants to produce the best honey for their money and effort.
Crooked Creek Conservation will be having two speakers that can help with these situations.
Margo Hale, is the Southeast Regional director for the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) and also serves as a sustainable livestock specialist for NCAT’s ATTRA sustainable agriculture program.
Dan Barton, past president of Bee Alive Club in Nixa will also speak. He and brings more than 20 years of beekeeping experience. Dan also works for Nixa Hardware and provides wisdom and information about bee keeping supplies.
The Dave Ferguson Scholarship Award will be awarded to Erin Still a Yellville Summit student and honoring four students from the essay contest.
The menu includes smoked, pulled pork dinners and sides. For more information, call (870) 449-6356 or visit the office at 302 East 4th Street in Yellville.