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2019 Achievement Award Banquet
On January 25, 2019; the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District held it's annual Achievement Award Banquet at The Springs in Gwinner. This year we honored Dennis and Nick McLaen for the conservation work done on their farm. They have implemented no-till farming, cover crops, tree plantings, and other practices across their operation making them model stewards of the land. In addition to being honored locally, the McLaen's were also acknowledged alongside other achievement award winners from across North Dakota at the ND Association of Soil Conservation Districts Annual Meeting in Bismarck in November. Below is a picture of Nick, Katie, Carl, and Ruth McLaen being presented with their plaque by Joe Breker (board member of the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District).
Scholarships Available for Ag Related Fields
The Wild Rice Soil Conservation District would like to announce that we have up to 3 $250 scholarships available. The scholarships are a memorial to our late supervisor Kent Carpenter. They are available to students enrolled in an Agriculture related field and that reside in Sargent County. For application or more information contact our office or your school counselor.
New Supervisors to the Wild Rice
The Wild Rice Soil Conservation District welcomes Eric Delahoyde and Rhonda Throener as new supervisors to the district. The district is excited to add in their expertise and background to our board. They join current members Duayne Baldwin, Joe Breker, and Roger Zetocha.
Supervisors Length of Service Awards
At the ND Association of Soil Conservation Districts Annual Meeting, three of our supervisors were recognized for their long standing commitment to the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District. Kent Carpenter (20 years), Joe Breker (30 years), and Duayne Baldwin (40 years) have all been an integral part of the success that the Wild Rice Soil Conservation District has had. Colleen Carpenter was on hand at our Achievement Award Banquet to accept the award on Kent's behalf.
2019 EQIP Deadline Approaches
The deadline for EQIP applications for the Local Work Group funding pool is March 15. EQIP is a great program offered by NRCS for people looking to plant cover crops, lower their tillage amount, plant trees, or a variety of other practices. If you are interested in finding out more about applicable conservation practices or would like to sign an application stop by the Forman office and we would be glad to help.
Monthly Board Meeting: March 12th at 8 AM @ Forman Office Please contact us if you would like to get on the agenda.
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HEBREWS 6:7 : Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.