The following will take you to the Fremont SWCD FY2018 Annual Report .
Fremont Soil & Water Conservation FY2018 Annual Report
(Sidney)--The Fremont County Soil and Water Conservation District will celebrate 75 years of soil and water conservation with a special banquet Thursday, June 30th at 6:30pm at the United Faith Church, Sidney, Iowa.
Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey is scheduled to speak at the event along with Endowed Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Iowa State University, Wendy Wintersteen, and Conservation District of Iowa Executive Director Clare Lindahl. Reservations for the event are required and can be made by contacting Sheryl Sanders at 712-385-8449.
The Fremont County Soil Conservation District was organized by interested landowners to provide a community approach to the common problem of soil conservation. Active soil conservation work had been in progress in the county since 1934, mostly on a demonstrational basis, and it was felt that through the formation of a soil conservation district, a more widespread adoption of soil conservation would be accomplished by means of an educational and action program administered by the district. Following a favorable referendum on May 27, 1941, the Fremont County Soil Conservation District was authorized by landowners. A state charter was issued to the District on June 30, 1941. Mr. Melton Eisenhower, acting Secretary of Agriculture, signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Agriculture on October 14, 1941.
The first district commissioners elected in 1941 consisted of Ralph Jones, F.E. Cowden and A.L. Scott. These men were farmers who had been active in the demonstrational conservation program and had conservation plans and practices on their farms. Since these men and their families were active leaders in the county and community affairs, the district program got under way.
Current district commissioners are Phillip Wing, Sheryl Sanders, Harold Mitchell, Mark Kilpatrick and Carl Jardon. These commissioners are proud of the conservation work producers and landowners have put on the ground over the years. They look forward to the future as they to help the people protect our precious natural resources, soil and water, in Fremont County.
For more information on the outstanding conservation work going on in Fremont County and to RSVP for the June 30th banquet, contact Sheryl Sanders at 712-385-8449 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE!!! June 30, 2016 - Fremont Soil & Water Conservation District will be celebrating 75 years of putting conservation on the ground. Further celebration details to come.
Jake Holt has returned to work in Fremont County as a farm bill biologist. He brings with him many years of conservation expertise. Jake will be working closely with landowners primarily promoting wildlife habitat through the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP).
We are pleased to have Jake back in Fremont County as part of our team.
Check out AgClimate4U.org for great information on Ag Climate trends and related information.
If you want to learn about invasive plant pests and diseases that threaten our area or will threaten us in the future go to the website www.hungrypests.com! To learn more about this new resource read the follow USDA news release.
These posts are written by Fremont County Soil and Water Conservation District Employees and State and Federal NRCS employees. Subscribe to stay updated on District News!