North Central Region

NACD's North Central Region representative is Beth Mason. Beth is based in Indiana and can be reached at

Pay Your Membership Dues Online Here

Executive Board Member: Steve StierwaltSadorus, Ill.
Region Chair: Kris SwartzPerrysburg, Ohio
Region Vice Chair: Kurt Beckstrom, Milaca, Minn.
National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) 
National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) State Representatives

Staff: Beth MasonIndianapolis, Ind.



Upcoming Events:

  • 2022 NCPP Work Conference and Training Sessions – Minneapolis, MN – May 9 – 13
  • 2022 NACD Summer Meeting – Puerto Rico – July 16 – 19
  • 2023 NACD North Central Region Board Meeting – Minneapolis, MN – Jan. 5 – 6

Region Specific Resources:


Technical Assistance (TA) Grants

Urban Agriculture Conservation (UAC) Grant Initiative

  • 2022 UAC grants to be awarded (more info coming soon)

Federal Policy and Partner Updates:

Meeting Minutes:


NACD Grant Opportunities for Districts – Beth Mason, NACD North Central Region Representative and Meg Leader, NACD Projects and Partnerships Coordinator, Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Grant and Funding Opportunity Series, virtual; April 21, 2022.

State Certification Programs, 2022 North Central Region Board Meeting, Lewis Center, OH: January 10 – 11, 2022:

Ecosystem Services Marketplace – Tim Palmer, NACD Past President, 2022 North Central Region Board Meeting, Lewis Center, OH: January 10 – 11, 2022

Where to Find Your Region Rep:

  • May 9 – 13, 2022 – NCPP Work Conference and Training Session, Minneapolis, MN
  • July 16 – 19, 2022 – NACD Summer Meeting, San Juan, PR

Please send any resources, announcements, questions or comments to

Beth Mason, beth-mason[at]

Click here to go back to the Conservation District Directory.

Latest News

Calendar of Events

Find your Local District

Accessibility Toolbar