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  • Feb 06 2017

    NEWS FROM NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS: VAN DYKE OF NEW MEXICO ASSUMES NACD HELM

    VAN DYKE OF NEW MEXICO ASSUMES NACD HELM DENVER, Feb. 3, 2017 – Brent Van Dyke, born and raised in Springer, New Mexico, was sworn in as the president of the National Association of Conservation Districts, one of America’s largest conservation groups, at the organization’s 71st Annual Meeting. Read More

  • Jan 23 2017

    Hay for Sale - Listings on Ag and Industries Website

    The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries is assisting farmers sell their hay or locate hay for sale after a devastating drought. Read More

  • Dec 12 2016

    Holley, Collins, and Boothe Named AACD Legislators of the Year

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (December 12, 2016) – The Alabama Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) named State Senator Jimmy Holley (R-Elba), State Representative Terri Collins (R-Decatur), and State Representative Alan Boothe (R-Troy) as Legislators of the Year during a recent award ceremony held at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach. Read More

  • Sep 21 2016

    2016 AACD Award Winners

    Congratulations to the 2016 Alabama Association of Conservation Districts award winners! The following state winners for AACD awards and the "We All Need Trees" poster and essay contest were announced at area meetings from July through September. Read More

  • Aug 22 2016

    Lawrence County Conservation District nominee wins Land Conservationist of the Year

    PRATTVILLE, Ala. (August 22, 2016) – The Lawrence County Conservation District nominee for a statewide conservation award takes home the top honor. Blythe Cotton Company of Town Creek was recently awarded the Land Conservationist of the Year Award at the 2016 Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards banquet. The banquet was held on Friday, August 5, 2016, at The Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill in Prattville. Read More

  • Aug 01 2016

    Alabama conservation leaders receive national recognition

    CHEROKEE, N.C. (August 1, 2016) – Two distinguished Alabama conservation leaders receive national recognition. Dr. Richard Guthrie from Bullock County and Barnett King from Crenshaw County were officially inducted into the Southeast Region National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) Hall of Fame on Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, in Cherokee, North Carolina. Read More

  • Jul 27 2016

    Grant brings locally-grown food, education to southwestern Jefferson County

    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (July 27, 2016) – Fresh, locally-grown food is coming to southwestern Jefferson County thanks to a $50,000 grant secured by the Jefferson County Conservation District. The District competed against dozens of other applicants across the country for the National Association of Conservation Districts-funded grant and is the only conservation district in Alabama to become a recipient. Read More

  • Jul 06 2016

    Conservation agency bolsters water program; statewide coordination

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama (July 6, 2016) –  The Alabama Soil & Water Conservation Committee (SWCC) is pleased to announce the addition of two new members to the team: Allison Jenkins of Wetumpka and April Griffin of Mobile to bolster the agency’s water program and statewide coordination of initiatives. Read More

  • Jun 22 2016

    Rep. Poole Named Alabama Conservation House Legislative Leader of the Year

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama (June 22, 2016) – State Representative Bill Poole (R-Tuscaloosa) has been named the Alabama House Legislative Leader of the Year by the Alabama Association of Conservation Districts (AACD) at a recent award ceremony in Poole’s home district. Rep. Poole received the award for his dedicated service, leadership, and assistance to all citizens for the wise use of Alabama’s natural resources. Read More

  • Jun 20 2016

    Sen. Chambliss Addresses Conservation Employees Association; 52 Districts Represented

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama (June 10, 2016) – Senator Clyde Chambliss (R-Prattville) addressed about 60 members of the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association (ACDEA) in Prattville on Monday, June 6, 2016. The group, representing 52 Alabama counties, met at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center for their summer training. Sen. Chambliss spoke at the invitation of Paula Adams with the Autauga County Conservation District. He gave the group insight into the inner workings of the Legislature and discussed how (and how not) to communicate with legislators. Read More