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Patti Lardie

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Patti Lardie 11/24/2020

Patti Lardie, a retired government sales manager for Case IH, is a National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Board Member from Poynette, Wisconsin. Lardie’s love for nature began early on, as she spent most of her weekends and summers as a child visiting her grandparents’ farm. This love drove her to leave the city to raise her… Continue reading →

Oregon SWCD organizes biochar workshops

The Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is listening to Oregon landowners and catering to a growing interest in biochar. “There’s talk among landowners that there’s a lack of information and people to walk you through the process and give you best practices, so we jumped on it pretty fast,” District Conservation Education Program Manager… Continue reading →

NRDs working with Nebraska Forest Service to renovate windbreaks

Natural Resources Districts (NRD) are teaming with the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to address declining forests and windbreaks across the state with a $4.3 million grant from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The grant allows the Nebraska Forest Restoration Partnership to provide financial assistance to agricultural producers… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Phil Campbell

Phil Campbell, a 2020 Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI) Cohort Member, grew up in Spencer, Okla. After serving in the Air Force for 30 years, Campbell began farming with his family in Luther, Okla. On their operation, the family raises angus beef. They also have an orchard and garden operation and sell their produce at… Continue reading →

NACD Government Affairs Outlook of the 2020 Elections

By Coleman Garrison The outcomes of the 2020 Presidential and Congressional elections will undoubtedly have a great influence over conservation, agriculture and natural resource policy over the next two years. While in most elections, Americans could wake up the next morning knowing who controls Congress and the White House, this election is certainly an outlier… Continue reading →

Fuel Reduction Strategies in Montana

By Katrina Vaitkus In Golden Valley and Musselshell counties, wildfires are a common occurrence. However, as with many areas this year, these counties have seen increased activity. Just a few months ago, the area battled the Bobcat Fire, which grew to over 30,000 acres before it was contained. To reduce wildfire risk and help landowners… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Millie Langley

Millie Langley, NCF-Envirothon Chair, grew up on a dairy farm in Ossipee, N.C. She current works as a soil conservationist for the Guilford Soil and Water Conservation District in North Carolina. Langley also serves as an NCF-Envirothon Representative for the NCF Board of Trustees. She has been involved with NACD since she began her conservation… Continue reading →

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