Districts Bring the Pieces Together – NACD

WASHINGTON – Several years ago, Doug Rushton had an idea. Some conservation districts in his home state of Washington had a forester on staff, but others did not. What if those without could borrow the neighboring district’s forester? What if Washington’s conservation districts could share resources to get […]

05-10-18 Inside the BARN with NACD CEO Jeremy Peters…

NATIONAL – Joining the CO Ag News Network and FarmCast Radio to discuss National Stewardship Week and other topics is the Jeremy Peters, who serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Conservation Districts… Topics within the interview include: National Stewardship Week Recap Farm Bill Update […]

Job Opportunities | RCD Of Monterey County

CALIFORNIA – We are seeking proposals from qualified contractors to conduct herbicide application on scattered Arundo donax and Tamarix parviflora plants along approximately 20 miles of river under permits and funding obtained for the Salinas River Arundo Control Program.

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.

Wendell Berry

The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.

Hugh Hammond Bennett

Many farmers—most farmers, and that means millions—need some technical help in making the change to this more efficient, easier, and more productive type of farming, and they need also moral support and encouragement.