Category: Soil Conservation

Conservation district announces guidelines for 2015

Conservation district announces guidelines for 2015

The Marion County Conservation District announced four goals for 2015. The first is a watershed approach to promote information and assistance to encourage and enable locally led watershed scale conservation efforts. In order to meet that goal, the following objectives are: ? provide leadership and direction in implementing the conservation provisions of the 2014 farm bill; chair the local work […]

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EnviroFest draws some 140 4th-graders in September

EnviroFest draws some 140 4th-graders in September

Lloyd Davies of Marion leads a station on macro invertebrates found in Marion County rivers during the 2014 EnviroFest for fourth-grade students of Marion County Sept. 17 at Brooker Central Park in Marion. About 140 fourth-graders and Centre?s fifth grade participated. The event included eight stations led by local experts. In addition to the Marion County Soil Conservation District, event […]

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No-till on the Plains draws 60 in Marion Co.

No-till on the Plains? whirlwind exposition was in Marion County late in 2014 with about 60 people participating. The focus of the expo, according to information from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, was on planting diverse mixes of cover crops in order to improve the health of the soil. NRCS personnel opened the workshop with demonstrations of how rainfall is […]

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KSU economist describes Russian agriculture

KSU economist describes Russian agriculture

Josh Roe (left), economist and agribusiness coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, posed in front of St. Basil?s Cathedral in Moscow. Also pictured are David Mertz (middle) and Bob Mertz of River Creek Farms in Zeandale. Josh Roe, an economist and agribusiness coordinator with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at the 68th annual Marion County […]

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Kroupa recognized for service

Kroupa recognized for service

Service Award Linda Kroupa of Lincolnville was recognized Saturday at the annual Marion County Conservation District dinner and meeting for her service on the conservation district board of supervisors. Presenting her with the award was Mark Voth, vice-chairman of Newton, for serving two three-year terms and being chairwoman for two years.

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Soil tradition goes back to 1937

Soil tradition goes back to 1937

Joel Suderman (right) accepts the Continuation Conservation Award from Marion County Conservation District board supervisor Russell Funk. Joel Suderman is the 2013 Continuation Award winner for the Marion County Conserva?tion District for the soil building and erosion control work he has done over the years on about 700 acres of his land that was considered highly erodible. Suderman said the […]

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Land manager, owner cooperate

Land manager, owner cooperate

Rickey Roberts (left) presents a Banker Award to Charles Good (middle) and Lewis Unruh. Lewis Unruh knew something had to be done about the high rate of erosion on the 220 acres he was farming four miles northwest of Peabody, so he discussed it with one of the landowners, Charles ?Chuck? Good, of Peabody. That discussion resulted this year with […]

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Wiens family recognized for ?uphill? accomplishments

Wiens family recognized for ?uphill? accomplishments

Rickey Roberts, K-State extension agent for Marion County, presents a Banker Award to Greg and Ronda Wiens of Hillsboro. Gary and Karen Wiens are 2013 Banker Award winners chosen by the Marion County Conservation District in recognition of their intensive conservation work to control erosion for ?a lot of uphill all across the property? on 160 acres four miles north […]

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MCCD reviews the business for upcoming year

MCCD reviews the business for upcoming year

Participants at the annual meeting review the exhibits and posters on display. About 100 people attended the 68th annual dinner meeting of the Marion County Conservation District Saturday at Eastmoor United Metho?dist Church in Marion. In addition to recognizing the first, second and third place poster contest winners from elementary schools in Marion County, award winners and guest speaker, the […]

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NCRS paid out $566,491 to Marion County in 2013

NCRS paid out $566,491 to Marion County in 2013

Matt Meyerhoff, supervisory district conserva?tionist for the Natural Resources Conservation District office in Marion, presented the MCCD progress report Saturday. The 68th annual meeting of the Marion County Conservation District included a conservation progress report by Matt Meyerhoff, supervisory district conserva?tionist for the Natural Resources Conservation District office in Marion. Meyerhoff said NRCS paid out $566,491 to Marion County in […]

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