NACD Chooses Next President-Elect

CONTACT: Stephanie Addison
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CONTACT: Sara Kangas
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January 30, 2018


NASHVILLE, TN. – Today, the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) swore in First Vice President Tim Palmer as the next president-elect at the member organization’s 72nd Annual Meeting Appreciation Banquet in Nashville, Tenn.

The NACD Board of Directors elected Palmer to serve as the organization’s next president-elect where he will serve a one-year term alongside President Brent Van Dyke. Prior to serving as an officer for NACD, Palmer was elected to represent the North Central Region on NACD’s executive board where he served for four years.

“I am honored to continue serving NACD in this new capacity,” said President-elect Tim Palmer. “As a farmer, I recognize the value conservation has to not only the American economy, but to people around the world. Those who make their living off the land understand better than anyone the significant role locally-led conservation plays in preserving our nation’s natural resources. I am passionate about this field, and I am both honored and excited to continue being a national voice for local conservation districts.”

Palmer has been farming for over 40 years. He and his wife Shelly, along with sons Geoff and Greg, utilize conservation practices on their farm and actively promote water quality and soil health initiatives.

“It was a privilege swearing in my good friend and colleague, Tim Palmer, this evening,” said President Brent Van Dyke. “Tim has been a champion for conservation and recognizes the unique needs and challenges each conservation district faces. Tim understands conservation because he’s lived it, and I look forward to his continued leadership with NACD.”


About the National Association of Conservation Districts:

The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state and territory associations, and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit:

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