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 first annual West Boggs Conservation Day will take place on May 14, at West Boggs Lake, 9:00 - 11:30 AM. West Boggs is excited to partner with NRCS, IDNR, and the Daviess County and Martin County Soil & Water Conservation Districts to bring you a post-fishery renovation update, as well as tips on managing your own private fishery. The Conservation Day is FREE, and will take place rain or shine. For more information, click this link to the flyer.
The Daviess County SWCD wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 61st year of Stewardship Week, April 24 – May 1, 2016. The 2016 Stewardship Week hinges around the theme “We All Need Trees.” Trees provide us with a multitude of benefits and services including, but not limited to: clean air and water, healthy soil, shade, wood products, fuel, and jobs.
“Educating the public about the importance of trees in our daily lives is an essential part of what NACD advocates for through natural resource conservation and is the essence of this year’s Stewardship theme,” said NACD President Lee McDaniel. “Trees and forests are critical to providing clean air and water, healthy soil, abundant wildlife habitat, and valuable products we use every day.”
Your local conservation district can assist you in learning more about trees and the species native to your area. They can also provide insight on tree planting, care and maintenance as well as information for how to protect tress from invasive species. Districts have a long-standing history of working with state and private forest owners in helping promote and safeguard our nation’s forested lands.
The Daviess County SWCD is a member of NACD which oversees the Stewardship Week program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country.
For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact the SWCD at 812-254-4780, ext. 3.
The North Daviess FFA team placed third in the South Central Regional Envirothon held on March 9, 2016. Front Row: Abby Neukam, Jessa Newby, Megan Nowling, Abby Clifford, and Christina Bruce (Lawrence Co. SWCD). Back Row: Gary Stuckey, North Daviess High School Agriculture teacher, Cole Roark, Deion Archer. The team, led by FFA advisor Gary Stuckey, is now qualified to participate in the State Envirothon at Beck Agricultural Center on April 27, 2016. Congratulations to North Daviess FFA, and best of luck at the State Envirothon!
INDIANAPOLIS (March 15, 2016) — In recognition of National Agriculture Day, Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb, who serves as Indiana’s Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Ted McKinney, Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, are encouraging Hoosiers to show their appreciation for all those involved in the agriculture industry.
“It is well for Hoosiers to remember the vital role that agriculture has played on our history and development as a state,” said Lt. Governor Holcomb. “Indiana has always been a leading agricultural state and continues to rank in the top five in the nation in many agricultural products including traditional field crops, livestock and poultry. Today is about recognizing the remarkable men and women on the farms and in our agri-businesses who continue to make this industry strong in Indiana.”
National Ag Day was established by the Agriculture Council of America to recognize the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, associations, schools, universities, agribusinesses and government leaders all come together to celebrate the industry, which continues to have a major impact on our state and national economies.
“Since the very foundation of America, agriculture has been responsible for almost everything we eat, use and wear – growing up on a farm I was able to see that firsthand,” McKinney said. “Indiana is fortunate to have the best farming families in the country, and it is important that we recognize them, not just today but every day, and the remarkable contributions they make to our state and nation.”
National Ag Day also works to raise awareness and encourages every American to understand how food, fuel and fiber products are produced; value the essential role of agriculture in maintaining a strong economy; and appreciate the role agriculture plays in providing safe, abundant and affordable products.
“As we enter our third century of farming this great land, we are excited about the future of agriculture in our state and the opportunity Indiana has to remain a national leader in agricultural innovation and technology. The families who for generations have been dedicated to feeding our state, nation, and a hungry world remain the backbone of our agricultural industry. Indiana’s 21st Century model will only strengthen our state for generations to come.” said Lt. Governor Holcomb.
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Visit agday.org for more information about National Agriculture Day.
The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering a limited number of 55-gallon rain barrels for sale at a special price! Rain Barrel: $45.00 + tax.
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...But didn't know who to ask! Whether you have owned your land for a lifetime, or are a new Indiana landowner, you may have questions when it comes to land use and conservation. This is a quick guide for who to call and where to look when you have questions about natural resources and conservation on your land in Indiana.