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Clay Jones, William Boe, Keeler Haynie, Vernon Anderson and Samuel Smith of the Bryan Conservation District show off the new tractor they now have for community use.
Clay Jones, William Boe, Keeler Haynie, Vernon Anderson and Samuel Smith of the Bryan Conservation District show off the new tractor they now have for community use.
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The Bryan Conservation District has new equipment to help county farmers and ranchers after receiving a grant through the Southern Oklahoma Development Association (SODA).


The grant allowed the organization to replace outdated equipment, including a 1962 tractor. They also purchased a brush hog, cultipacker and tree shear.


This is the first time the Bryan Conservation District has received help through a grant since its conception in 1940.


The organization provides equipment and help to area farms and ranches in order to preserve soil and natural resources that can be lost or damaged in farming.


“Our mission is to preserve, protect and enhance the environmental resources in the county,” said board of directors member Samuel Smith.


The Bryan Conservation District is a part of the Oklahoma Conservation Committee that represents Bryan County. This nonprofit organization rents out equipment and aid to local farms and ranches.


For more information about the Bryan Conservation District, call (580) 924-5464.


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