Today marked NRCS's official kick-off event for the International Year of Soils which was attended by NACD President-Elect Lee McDaniel, NACD Director of Projects and Partnerships Rich Duesterhaus, and NACD Director of Communications Bethany Shively. Speakers at the event included USDA Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, NRCS Chief Jason Weller, and U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell.
NACD and NRCS are also teaming up on a national soil health campaign. Along with many other partners including Soil Renaissance, the Soil Health Partnership, the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, the Farm Foundation, the National Corn Growers Association, Monsanto, the Conservation Technology Information Center, and many more, NACD is committed to increasing awareness and support for cover crops and soil health.
Pictured: USDA Undersecretary for Natural Resources and Environment Robert Bonnie and NACD President-Elect Lee McDaniel.
More pictures from the event can be accessed through the NACD Flickr page.