Executive Board Member: Alex Schmidt, Iowa City, Iowa
Region Chair: Kris Swartz, Perrysburg, 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 Mason, Indianapolis, Ind.
- Boot Camp for 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19
NACD and the North Central states are monitoring the COVID-19 crisis and have provided the following information on their websites. If you have further information to share with others, please feel free to contact Beth Mason at beth-mason[at]nacdnet.org.
- Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
- Michigan Association of Conservation Districts
- Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
- Wisconsin Land + Water
- 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
- 2020 NACD TA Grants: In March 2020, NACD announced the award of $8.5 million in priority request awards to over 300 conservation districts in 49 states and territories. In July 2020, NACD announced an additional $6.5 million in new technical assistance grants to benefit nearly 400 conservation districts in 36 states and territories.
- 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 Chief Lohr stepping down: “It is with a heavy heart that I announce that I will be stepping down as Chief next month to return back home to my family farm. The past two years have been the honor and opportunity of a lifetime.”
- NACD 2020 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV: February 9, 2020
- 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:
(Due to Covid-19, all NACD travel has been suspended)
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.