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New District Employee

May 16th -


As 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

Banquet 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. Thomas has worked 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.

District Cooperator Earns Statewide Award

Matt Griggs - TACD Tennessee's Outstanding Conservation Farmer 2017


Matt Griggs of the Mason Grove community was presented the 2017 Conservation Farmer Award by the Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts (TACD). The award was presented to Matt at the TACD Awards Breakfast, during the TACD 74th Annual Convention which was held in Jackson on Feb. 25th. Matt works closely with the District and NRCS. He is very enthusiastic about Soil Health Farming. He is one of NRCS's Soil Health Hero and is one of NACD's Soil Health Champions. Matt was the ASA Conservation Legacy Southeast Regional award winner last year. Congratulations Matt!



Farmer Appointed to the SCD Board

Don Johnson Appointed to SCD Board - March 2018



Don Johnson of the Demark community has served on the SCD board since 2003. Don was reappointed to a sixth term in 2018 by the State Soil Conservation Committee. Don serves as the board's Vice-Chairman.





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Hello and welcome to our website. We are glad you are visiting and we hope you find our site helpful. The primary purpose of our site is to provide visitors with basic information about the Madison County Soil Conservation District, the natural resources of the district, resource concerns, and the technical assistance, services, and conservation programs available to the public. If you have a natural resource question not fully covered here or if you have specific concerns you would like us to assist you with, please give us a call or come by our office and talk with our friendly and knowledgeable staff.


Allen Verell, Chairman
Madison County Soil Conservation District





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