North Central Region

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

Executive Board Member: Alex Schmidt (alex[at], Iowa City, Iowa
Region Chair: Kris Swartz (krisswartz[at], Perrysburg, Ohio
Region Vice Chair: Kurt Beckstrom (kurt.beckstrom[at], Milaca, Minn.
National Conservation District Employees Association (NCDEA) 
National Association of State Conservation Agencies (NASCA) State Representatives

Staff: Beth Mason (beth-mason[at], Indianapolis, Ind.


Upcoming Events:

  • 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]

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:

Meeting Minutes:

Where to Find Your Region Rep:

Please send any resources, announcements, questions or comments to

Beth Mason, beth-mason[at]

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