NACD Statement on Farm Bill Conference Report

NACD STATEMENT ON FARM BILL CONFERENCE REPORT WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Monday, Dec. 10, House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) President Brent Van Dyke issued the following statement on the bicameral agreement: “This is […]

Secretary Perdue Names New NRCS Chief

WASHINGTON, December 3, 2018 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced today the appointment of Matthew J. “Matt” Lohr to serve as Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). In his role, Lohr will provide leadership for NRCS and its mission to […]

District Employees: Collaborate With Your Peers

Fostering better communications within our large family of conservation district employees is one of the core functions of the National Conservation District Employees Association.  The knowledge and experience carried by conservation district professionals is astounding but it is of little use to others if you don’t share it. […]

Rare Opportunity to Lead State Conservation Agency

Are you an outgoing person who would be excited and inspired by being the face of this agency? Are you a confident, effective communicator who is comfortable working with diverse conservation districts, stakeholders, agencies and partners to bring everyone together and unite efforts? Are you able to speak […]

Conservation Quotes

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Hugh Hammond Bennett

Soil has long been confused with land. It is but one part of land. For conservation purposes land must be regarded in terms of all its component parts: soil, slope, climate, susceptibility to depreciation by erosion, over-cropping or other processes of deterioration.

Unknown

Man, despite his artistic pretensions, his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.

Theodore Roosevelt

To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.