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Bonnie Anderson Retirement
After nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District, Bonnie Anderson is retiring. In her honor we will be holding an open house for her at the Forman Field Office from 1-4 PM on her last day; Friday, February 16th.
For those of you who have had a chance to work with Bonnie, you know how special of a person she really is. Whether you have known Bonnie for a short time or closer to 30 years; you can see the dedication, determination, and love that she has for everything she does and the people she works with.
So please join us on February 16th to share a few stories and laughs, give her our warmest wishes, and bid her a wonderful retirement. Thank you and I hope to see you there!
Through CSP, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps private landowners build their business while implementing conservation practices that help ensure the sustainability of their entire operation. NRCS plans to enroll up to 10 million acres in CSP in 2018.
While applications for CSP are accepted year round, applications must be received by March 2, 2018 to be considered for this funding period.
Through CSP, agricultural producers and forest landowners earn payments for actively managing, maintaining, and expanding conservation activities like cover crops, ecologically-based pest management, buffer strips, and pollinator and beneficial insect habitat – all while maintaining active agriculture production on their land. CSP also encourages the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and new management techniques such as precision agriculture applications, on-site carbon storage and planting for high carbon sequestration rate, and new soil amendments to improve water quality.
Some of these benefits of CSP include:
Improved cattle gains per acre;
Increased crop yields;
Wildlife population improvements; and
Better resilience to weather extremes.
NRCS recently made several updates to the program to help producers better evaluate their conservation options and the benefits to their operations and natural resources. New methods and software for evaluating applications help producers see up front why they are or are not meeting stewardship thresholds, and allow them to pick practices and enhancements that work for their conservation objectives. These tools also enable producers to see potential payment scenarios for conservation early in the process.
If you want more information or would like to submit an application please stop by the NRCS office in the USDA Forman Service Center and we would be glad to help.
Joint Soil Health Workshop: February 20th
The Wild Rice SCD is once again teaming up with the Richland County SCD and the NDSU Extension offices in Richland and Sargent County to bring you the 2018 Soil Health Workshop. The theme for this year's workshop is Cover Crop Solutions and features NRCS Soil Health Specialist Jay Fuhrer as our Keynote Speaker. The workshop will be held at the Wyndmere Community Center on Tuesday, February 20th from 10 AM - 3:30 PM. Lunch will be provided if you call and RSVP by February 9th. To RSVP, call (701) 642-5997 ext 3. There will also be some door prizes for those in attendance as well. For more details on the agenda we have attached the flyer for the event as well.
Thank you and we hope to see you all there,
Welcome Our New District Clerk; Leslie Brezicka!
My name is Leslie Brezicka. I am from Forman, ND. I am married to Troy Brezicka and we have been together for 27 years. Troy works at Doosan in Gwinner, ND. I am the mother of two adult children Ryan and Aarika. I have two grandchildren Gannon (3) and Karsyn (10 months). Ryan is employed at Southside Automotive and his wife Lacie is employed at Wurth Service Supply. My daughter Aarika graduated from NDSCS in 2016 and is a current senior at NDSU studying Business.
I have lived in or near Forman, almost my entire life. We live about 7 miles east of Forman. We did live in Fargo, ND, for a few years. But once we decided to have children, we knew we needed to be closer to our families. I worked for the Sargent County Teller for 6 years and most recently the Sargent County Bank as a CSR for the past 15 years.
I started training as the District Clerk on January 16. I realize I have some pretty big shoes to fill replacing Bonnie Anderson; who has served as the District Clerk for the past 30 years, but I look forward to getting to know everyone in the office so please feel free to stop in and visit.
Next Board Meeting: February 6th at 9 am. Please contact us if you would like to get on the agenda.
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"Our livelihood is intimately tied to the food we eat, water we drink, and places where we recreate. That's why we have to promote responsibility and conservation when it comes to our natural resources." - Mark Udall-
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