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James Massey
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2736 NC Highway 210
Smithfield, NC 27577
 
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Resource Conservation Workshop

Ashley Turner at the Resource Conservation Workshop Ashley Turner, rising Senior from West Johnston High School, is pictured in front of soil monoliths at the Soils Lab at the NSCU Lake Wheeler Research Farm during the Resource Conservation Workshop held last week. 

Ashley Turner, a rising Senior at West Johnston High School, recently attended the weeklong Resource Conservation Workshop held at North Carolina State University.  The workshop focused on natural resource conservation and Ashley was one of a hundred students across the state who attended.    During the week, students visited Falls Lake and learned about watershed management, visited Clemmons Educational State Forest and learned about forestry management, toured the NCSU research farm at Lake Wheeler and had extensive soils training.   Ashley was the only student from Johnston County to attend and was sponsored by Four Oaks Bank and Trust Co.   The students were exposed to cutting edge technology in managing natural resources and met many professionals in the conservation field.  The Resource Conservation Workshop is sponsored by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and the NCDA&CS Division of Soil and Water and celebrated its 50th anniversary this year.