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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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.

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.

Charles E. Kellogg, 1938

Essentially, all life depends upon the soil … There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.