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NACD’s Government Affairs update on President Biden’s EO

By Coleman Garrison Since President Biden was sworn into office on January 20, he has issued a series of executive orders (EO) that pertain to conservation and natural resource protection. On President Biden’s first day in office, he issued an executive order, "Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Frankie Lineberger

Frankie Lineberger, an Envirothon alumna, works on her husband’s family farm in Gaston County, North Carolina. She and her husband, who is also an Envirothon alumnus, sell most of their crops at their roadside stand. Lineberger first became involved with Envirothon in sixth grade and continued her involvement throughout the rest of her middle- and…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson, chairman of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF), is a row crop farmer and excavation contractor from Marysville, Ohio. Robinson works closely with the Union Soil and Water Conservation District, serving on its board for over 30 years. His contracting company also builds a lot of the conservation practices drawn up by local soil…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused – Alyssa D. Hamill

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Alyssa D. Hamill Alyssa D. Hamill is the corporate sustainability specialist for Smithfield Foods and is part of their Environmental Affairs Team. In her position, she tracks the company’s progress toward environmental goals and targets. Hamill grew up visiting many national parks, so she has always felt close to environmental conservation.…… Continue reading →

#FutureFocused Q&A with John Redding

John Redding, NACD Past President and National Conservation Foundation (NCF) Treasurer, began his career as an agriculture teacher. In 1978, after nine years, he became a part of his local conservation district’s board. Redding has served in many different capacities for other conservation organizations as well, including the Georgia Association of Conservation Districts and NACD.…… Continue reading →

NCF #FutureFocused Q&A with Emily Moberg, PhD

Emily Moberg, PhD, is an Envirothon alumna and currently works at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in D.C. She also runs the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation, an organization that seeks to educate U.S.-based informal and formal science educators on how to effectively communicate climate science to the American public. Moberg first…… Continue reading →

Navigating Troubled Waters in South Dakota

By Sunni Heikes-Knapton The story of a river is fascinating. It flows through time, space and cultures, while producing and supporting life. Rivers can unleash damaging torrents, and they also have their own experiences of hardships and scars. We rely on them, and they rely on us. However, sometimes they face troubles that require help…… Continue reading →

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 →

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