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Conservation Conversation -- June 4 2021 Newsletter, June 01, 2021

DEATH — Dallas M. Brewer of Denver City passed away May 27, 2021. He was 87. Brewer was elected Yoakum County Judge in 1986 and served in this position until his retirement in 2006. He was appointed in Jan. 1998 to represent County Government on the Llano Estacado Regional Water Planning Group (“Region O”). Survivors include two daughters; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister. HPWD sends its sincere condolences to the Brewer family.

USDA-NRCS NOW HIRING IN TEXAS — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently hiring several different field positions across Texas. Positions include soil conservationists, rangeland management specialists, soil scientists, and engineers. The USDA NRCS works in close partnership with farmers, ranchers, forest managers, non-governmental organizations, local and state governments, and other federal agencies to create and maintain healthy and productive working landscapes. “We need people who are committed to action through public service and will ensure that all of us enjoy the benefits that come from a healthy environment and productive agriculture,” said Kristy Oates, NRCS state conservationist for Texas. “If you have a background in agriculture or a love of the land, consider joining us and make a difference for generations to come.” Direct hire positions open in Texas can be found on USAJobs. Applications will be accepted until July 15, 2021. For more information, contact Tony Townsend at 254-742-9935 or

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