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New District Supervisor Elected

March -

Alan Ewell was elected to the SCD board in March. Alan will be replacing Bob Bryant who retired from the Board after serving 15 years. Alan will be joining Allen Verell, Don Johnson, Joel Haynes, and Don Pearson.


Madison County SCD Annual Banquet

March 29th -


Over 100 guests attended our Awards & Appreciation Banquet. Dr. Ed Hazlehurst, a wildlife enthusiast and conservationist who loves and respects the land was recognized as the District's Outstanding Cooperator of 2015. Dr. Hazlehurst has worked closely with the district and NRCS for five decades to protect and conserve his cropland and to improve wildlife habitat on his farm in Northeast Madison County. His cropland has been no-tilled for several years and he has installed several erosion control practices including 4 pipe drop grade stabilization structures in 2015. He has a keen interest in wildlife, particularly Quail and has devoted several acres of his less productive land to improve wildlife habitat by planting NWSG and establishing field boarders and filterstrips. District supervisor and cooperator Bob Bryant was presented a Distinguish Service Award for his 15 years of service on the District board. John Rissler, NRCS Assistant State Conservationist and John McClurkan with TDA spoke to the group. Our feature speaker Lt. General John Castellaw USMC retired and President/CEO of Farmspace, gave an interesting presentation on the use of Drones in Agriculture. 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.




Soil Health Meeting Madison County SCD

Dec.  - Madison County SCD Office

Over forty soil health farmers from Madison, Chester, and Gibson Counties held a meeting at the Madison County SCD office in Jackson. Those present were treated to a hardy breakfast sponsored by Cannon Packaging Company. Farmers were eager to talk soil health and winter covers. Mike Hubbs facilitated a slide presentation that generated several questions and comments. During the break everyone went outside to view the rainfall simulator at work manned by Greg Brann and Mathew Denton.

Soil Health Training

Matt Griggs Farm - April


Madison County farmer Matt Griggs hosted a training session for NRCS field personnel. NRCS Specialists Doug Slaybough, Greg Brann, & Charlie Davis were there to assist field personnel test the quality of the soil using soil quality test kits. With the kit one can measure ten parameters of the soil deemed to reflect the overall health of the soil. The tests include soil respiration, infiltration, bulk density, electric conductivity, pH, soil nitrate, aggregate stability, the slake test, the earthworm test, and tests of water quality.



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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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