Executive Board Member: Alex Schmidt (alex[at]alexschmidtlandscapedesign.com), Iowa City, Iowa
Region Chair: Kris Swartz (krisswartz[at]ofswcd.org), Perrysburg, Ohio
Region Vice Chair: Kurt Beckstrom (kurt.beckstrom[at]millelacsswcd.org), Milaca, Minn.
National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA)
National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) State Representatives
Staff: Beth Mason (beth-mason[at]nacdnet.org), Indianapolis, Ind.
- Conservation Planning Boot Camp accepting applications from district employees (ongoing). Apply early to secure a spot!
- 2020 NACD Virtual Advocacy Day: March 25 (in place of the 2020 Spring Fly-In which is cancelled)
- 2020 NACD Stewardship Week: April 26 – May 3
- 2020 NACD Summer Board Meeting, Bismarck, North Dakota: July 18 – 21
- 2021 NACD North Central Region Winter Board Meeting, Columbus, Ohio: January 6 – 7
- 2021 NACD Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana: February 6 – 10
Region Specific Resources:
Technical Assistance (TA) Grants
- The next TA Grants round 1 (TA2018) and round 2 (TA2019) Quarterly Reports are due: April 20, 2020 for the reporting period of Jan. 1 – March. 31, 2020
- Have a TA Grant success story? Please share information with beth-mason[at]nacdnet.org
Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Grant Initiative
- Congratulations to the North Central Region’s 2020 UAC grant recipients: Marion County SWCD in Indiana, Genesee Conservation District in Michigan, Boone County SWCD in Missouri, Ashland SWCD in Ohio, and Cuyahoga SWCD in Ohio
Federal Policy and Partner Updates:
- NRCS seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) until March 20, 2020
- NRCS seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) until April 13, 2020
- The public comment periods for the 2018 Farm Bill’s changes to the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) have closed
- NACD 2020 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV: February 9, 2020 (pending approval)
- NACD 2020 North Central Region Board Meeting, St. Charles, MO: January 6 – 7, 2020
- NACD 2019 Summer Regional Meeting, Santa Fe, NM: August 4, 2019
- NACD 2019 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX: February 3, 2019
- NACD 2019 North Central Region Board Meeting, Racine, WI: January 7 – 8, 2019
Where to Find Your Region Rep:
- NACD Summer Conservation Forum and Tour, Bismarck, ND: July 18 – 21, 2020
- Soil Health Institute 5th Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA: July 29 – 31, 2020
Please send any resources, announcements, questions or comments to
Beth Mason, beth-mason[at]nacdnet.org
Click here for information about the North Central Region Meeting.