The district formed in 1946 in response to massive soil losses caused by poor farming practices (heavy tillage with no cover) and prolonged drought. Since then the district, with strong state and federal investments in soil, crop and agriculture science and in implementation of conservation practices, has worked to conserve topsoil and protect water quality.
Recent dis-investment in conservation at the state and federal level, combined with rapid fragmentation of farmland, has made conservation work more challenging.
We must work even harder to ensure that future generations have the same opportunities and access to our rich agricultural resources.
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) serves roughly 3,000 local and state conservation districts across the nation in delivering locally-led natural resource conservation.