New District Employee
you visit the office you will be greeted by a new face and when the call the
office you will be greeted by a new voice. Please welcome Paula Combs to the
Soil Conservation District staff. Paula began her work as the office secretary
for the District on May 16th. Paula looks forward to meeting you and assisting
you with your conservation needs.
Madison County SCD Annual Banquet
March 13th -
Over 100 guests attended our Awards & Appreciation Banquet. Guest speaker,
Steven Raper, who spent two months farming in Australia, discussed his farming
experience Down Under. Matt Walker, Acting State Conservationist gave an NRCS
update. Everyone was treated to a steak or chicken dinner. At the conclusion of
the meeting there was a drawing for the 20 potted plants that decorated the
tables, along with the head table centerpiece, and 4, $25 gift cards from Four
Seasons Nursery. John Thomas Moore was recognized as the District's Outstanding Cooperator of
2017. (Article follows below)
Madison County SCD District Cooperator of the Year
March 13th -
John Thomas Moore was honored
at the District's Awards and Appreciation Banquet, being recognized by the
District as their 2017 Outstanding Cooperators.
closely with the District and NRCS to protect and conserve his cropland in
Southwest Madison County. He rotates his crops, soil tests regularly, practices precision
agriculture, and has been no-tilling for several years. His cropland has several conservation practices that
he maintains. In the past few years he has installed several erosion and water
control practices including terraces, grade control structures , and basins.
He plans to install three grade control structures this year. To improve his
soil health he has been experimenting with winter cover crops; planting a mix
variety of covers to improve his soil health. Thomas attends soil health meetings to learn from others and
to share his experience.