North Central Region

Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin

NCDEA Region Director(s)

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Chessa Frahm Regional Director North Central MN
Nathan Hylla Alternate Regional Director North Central MN

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Conservation District Creates Awareness about School Forests

Conservation District Creates Awareness about School Forests

MICHIGAN, Missaukee CD – Mark Johnson, an agriscience instructor at Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District, is teaching his students about the …
In SE. Minnesota, swollen river threatens to reclaim cropland

In SE. Minnesota, swollen river threatens to reclaim cropland

MINNESOTA, Wabasha County swcd – It rained 10 inches here in July, twice as much as the year before, and …
Richland SWCD collecting milkweed seed pods

Richland SWCD collecting milkweed seed pods

OHIO, Richland SWCD – Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (Richland SWCD) is partnering again with the Ohio Pollinator Habitat …
SWCD accepting common milkweed seed to increase monarch butterfly habitat

SWCD accepting common milkweed seed to increase monarch butterfly habitat

OHIO, Cuyahoga County SWCD – The Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District and districts statewide are participating in common …
Conservationists gather to celebrate soil and water district’s achievements

Conservationists gather to celebrate soil and water district’s achievements

OHIO, Clermont SWCD – The Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District celebrated another year of preservation work during its 76th …
Community recently challenged to spend five minutes in nature everyday

Community recently challenged to spend five minutes in nature everyday

OHIO, Muskingum SWCD – The Muskingum Soil and Water Conservation District recently launched a county-wide campaign to encourage people to …

Director’s Message

As your regional director for the National Conservation District Employees Association, I serve as the primary interface between conservation district professionals and their national association.  I represent the knowledge, skills, and experience of conservation district employees in deliberations about national policies and programs affecting conservation districts and their customers.  I also relay information from the national level to the states in my region.

Every conservation district employee in the United States and her territories is a member of NCDEA.  Our 7,000 members bring a vital component to the table in regional and national discussions.

On behalf of NCDEA, I appreciate your interest in NCDEA and hope that you’ll become more engaged as we work together to make sure the needs of our local communities are met by conservation programs and services.

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NCDEA President Rhonda Kelsch proudly delivers the NCDEA Partnership report to attendees at the 2019 Southeast Conservation District Employees Association Annual Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN. Among the 110 in attendance are NCDEA current Board members President Kelsch, Southeast Director Hope Daley, Southeast Alternate Kayleigh Evans, and Past President Tim Riley; as well as NCDEA Board alumni Mamie Caison and Brian Hacker. #CDEmployeesAtWork ...

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