The Daviess County Soil & Water Conservation District was formed in 1941 to provide information about soil, water and related natural resource conservation; identify and prioritize local soil and water resource concerns; and connect land users to sources of educational, technical and financial assistance to implement conservation practices and technologies.
Location: 2526 East National Highway, Washington IN 47501
Phone: 812-254-4780,ext.3 Email: email@example.com
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed weekends and holidays
To provide educational, technical and financial assistance to all Daviess County residents in order to maintain a clean and wholesome environment in which to work and live.
The 2014 Annual Meeting was held on February 27 with nearly 150 in attendance. A delicious meal catered by Lisa's Catering was served by the members of the Washington High School
FFA group. Following the meal, a short business meeting was held, during which SWCD activities were highlighted and Supervisor Philip Flint was re-elected to serve another three year term on the SWCD Board. Phil has served on the SWCD Board for the past twelve years. Supervisor Todd Allison then presented the Conservation Farmer of the Year award, sponsored by Farm Bureau, to Steve Halter. Steve participated in the District's 2013 Cover Crop Program to reduce erosion, improve soil health and help improve the quality of the water leaving his farm. Steve farms nearly 2000 acres, successfully no-tilling corn on corn and monitoring his cover-cropped fields to guide his future decisions. The Daviess County SWCD is proud to recognize annually a farmer or family farm whose committment to stewardship of our soil and water resources make Daviess County a better place to live. At the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting, comedian/farmer Jay Hendren of Ohio entertained the crowd with comic tales of his experiences as a farmer, son, husband and father.
Congratulations to Steve Halter (l), Daviess County SWCD Farmer of the Year
receiving his award from Todd Allison (r).
The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department is offering 50-gallon rain barrels for sale. Rain Barrel: $65.00 + tax. Rain Barrel with a downspout diverter: $75.00 + tax. Click here for details.
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