Today we will be talking about soil conservations techniques such as contour plowing and no-till farming. Without protecting this important natural resource, we may be forced to relive one of the most environmentally devastating times in our nation's history: The Dust Bowl. There is a great film by Ken Burns called "The Dust Bowl" that tells the story of this terrifying time through photographs, first-hand accounts, and historic video footage. PBS has a wonderful website that accompanies the film. Explore it HERE.