Oklahoma RCPP Project Promotes Healthy Soils

[DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_SOCIAL_ICONS] By NACD Intern Katrina Vaitkus In Oklahoma, a state deeply affected during the Dust Bowl, erosion is a major concern. Since the region's soil is highly erodible, farmers must consider soil health practices that will reduce erosion and preserve water quality. Sarah Blaney, executive director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), has…… Continue reading →

Sussex CD RCPP Project Tackles Watershed Restoration

By NACD Intern Meghan Selip Sussex Conservation District (SCD), in Sussex County, Del., is a district with experience and great insight on carrying out Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) projects. SCD began working on projects quickly after the funding pool was awarded through the 2014 Farm Bill. SCD has worked on many successful RCPP projects…… Continue reading →

Meet NACD’s fall intern: Edward Hutschenreuter

By Edward Hutschenreuter Growing up in the outskirts of Erie County in New York state, I was fortunate enough to experience childhood in a small rural community where the forests were my playground. Always being outside, I developed interests in hiking, fishing, camping, and really anything that let me escape the indoors. From this upbringing…… Continue reading →

From City to Country

By Elijah Olomoniyi It's a question I get a lot - "What brought you to agriculture?" It was an entirely accidental but perfect match that I could have never predicted. Growing up on the northwest side of Chicago, I was never exposed to the world of agriculture. In fact, I knew next to nothing about it. That…… Continue reading →

Soil health continues to top hot topics in conservation

By Josie Dallam The National Association of Conservation Districts’ president, Lee McDaniel, knows a few things about soil health. He owns Indian Spring Farm in Darlington, Maryland, where he has raised dairy and beef cattle, and now farms row crops. Everything he’s done there relates back to soil health, he told an audience of conservation…… Continue reading →

NACD takes on the West’s wild horses, burros problem

By Emma Shumway WASHINGTON, July 7, 2016 – Together with other members of the National Horse and Burro Rangeland Management Coalition (NHBRMC), the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) held a briefing for congressional staffers Wednesday to shed some much needed light on the mismanagement of wild horses and burros on federal lands. Keith Norris,…… Continue reading →

Emma Shumway: This summer’s NACD policy intern

Hello! My name is Emma Shumway and I am a junior at Middlebury College in Vermont. I am an environmental studies major with a focus in conservation psychology. Conservation psychology is relatively new to the environmental field – it focuses on the thought processes behind beliefs and decision-making regarding environmentalism and human interactions with the…… Continue reading →

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