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.
On April, 27th the North Daviess FFA travelled to West Lafayette to compete in the Indiana State Envirothon contest. There were seventeen schools there representing the finalists from the seven regionals held earlier around the state. The contest consists of five written tests in forestry, wildlife, water, soil, and invasive species. The team also gave an oral presentation about invasive species of wild hogs. The North Daviess FFA team placed sixth out of the seventeen teams overall, and placed fifth in their oral presentation. Congratulations to the team for their outstanding performance!
Photo left to right row 1: Megan Nowling, Jessa Newby, Abbie Neukam, Abby Clifford
Row 2: Deion Archer, Advisor- Gary Stuckey, Cole Roark
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.
Indiana Agriculture, By the Numbers:
Visit agday.org for more information about National Agriculture Day.
Each spring, members of Indiana's Conservation Partnership (ICP) conduct a field survey known as a tillage transect. Each county participates in this on-the-ground survey that identifies the types of tillage systems the farmers are using. The 2015 Spring tillage and cover crop transect shows Hoosier farmers continue the trend of plowing less and using sound conservation practices that preserve and builds valuable topsoil. Indiana continues to be a national leader in acres of cover crops planted! Read the full article and see the transect data using this link: Cover Crop and Tillage Transect Data
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that farmers, ranchers, and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through a new online portal. With the launch of the Conservation Client Gateway, producers will have the ability to work with conservation planners online to access Farm Bill programs, request assistance, and track payments for their conservation activities. The Conservation Client Gateway is secure and is entirely voluntary, giving producers a choice between conducting business online or traveling to the USDA Service Center. To learn more, visit: www.nrcs.usda.gov/clientgateway
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.