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.

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Location: 2526 East National Highway, Washington IN 47501

 Phone: 812-254-4780,ext.3  Email:

 Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Closed weekends and holidays 


Our Mission:

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.

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Jerry is a native of North Carolina and has spent a majority of his 26-year career as part of the conservation partnership there.  Jerry began his career with NRCS as a student trainee and he spent most of his early years in field and area office conservationist positions.  Jerry also worked for Johnston County Soil and Water Conservation District and the North Carolina State Department of Environment. In 2012, he was selected to serve as the state resource conservationist and acting director National Plant Materials Center in Maryland. In 2013, he returned to North Carolina as assistant state conservationist for operations, later transitioning to assistant state conservationist for management and strategy. Jerry has also served on several detail positions at the national level, most recently as the acting state conservationist in Idaho.

“I am honored to be the new state conservationist in Indiana,” said Raynor. “I look forward to meeting and working with our customers, partners and staff in this position to learn about the many great things Indiana is already doing to help conserve natural resources and to continue to move the state forward in agricultural conservation.”

Jerry comes to his position with proven agricultural and leadership qualities.  He was raised on a farm in Sampson County, North Carolina by his parents, Louis and Katie. After high school, he attended North Carolina State University – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and graduated with a degree in Agriculture Business Management. Jerry also is a graduate from George Washington University’s Emerging Leadership Development Program; a two-year program hosted in partnership with NRCS.

Jerry has four sisters and currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife Amanda and daughter Amaris.

Indiana NRCS is pleased to welcome Jerry to lead the agency and believes he will bring fresh ideas to the state’s conservation partnership.

Upcoming Events

Rain Barrel Sale 

The Daviess County SWCD and the City of Washington's Stormwater Department are offering 50-gallon rain barrels for sale. Barrels are $65.00 + IN sales tax. Contact the SWCD if you are interested in purchasing a rain barrel, or print out the order form and mail it with your payment.

Click here for order form.

Client Gateway

Farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners can now do business with USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) through an 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:

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Natural Resources...

...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.

Indiana Conservation Answer Guide



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