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 →

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 →

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 →

Georgia Association of Conservation Districts offers online and virtual supervisor and staff training to districts

In 2019, the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts (GACD) launched a new Online Supervisor and Staff Training program. The state was recognized for developing and implementing a statewide District Officials Training Program (DOTP) for the first time at the 2020 NACD Annual Meeting. To be recognized, GACD self-assessed that their new program covers all 15…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with NGLI’s Sam Steiner

Sam Steiner, a 2020 Next Generation Leadership Institute (NGLI) Cohort Member, owns and operates Dogwood Farms in Franklin, Ohio. On her operation, she raises grass-fed beef, pastured poultry, pastured turkeys and free-range laying hens. Steiner grew up in Lebanon, Ohio, on a dairy and crop farm until 1998, when her family sold their dairy cattle.…… Continue reading →

California Resource Conservation Districts Lend a Helping Hand

By Kiko Barr The California Association of Resource Conservation Districts (CARCD) has awarded COVID-19 Recovery Community Service grants to eight resource conservation districts (RCDs). The RCDs will receive mini-grants of $5,000 each to create positive impact and to support their communities as they deal with the consequences of COVID-19. Programs that will be funded by…… Continue reading →

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