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July 25, 2019by ncdea

KENTUCKY, Pulaski County CD – Annexation may be dead issue but landowners may be interested in a program administered by the Kentucky Division of Conservation aimed at protecting the commonwealth’s best farmland.

“I think it would be fair to say we’ve not had any more interest in the area that was looking to be annexed…than there has anywhere else in Pulaski County,” Pulaski County Conservation District board chairman Rodney Dick noted. “I think that definitely there is renewed interest all over the county.”

“The [state] always wants us to making people aware of all the programs they’ve got to offer,” Program Coordinator John Burnett said, “but we’ve been getting a few people call in with questions about it. We thought it’d be good to put something out there and just inform everybody that it is available and how it works.”

“It sets the land up to stay agricultural,” Burnett explained when asked about the program’s benefits. “The tax rates would be assessed at agricultural value and it cannot be annexed into the city limits because it’s agricultural land.”

Source: Ag district program available to local landowners | Local News |

April 7, 2019by ncdea

KENTUCKY – The Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts, in partnership with the Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Division of Conservation, recently honored the winners of the 2018 Jim Claypool Art and Conservation Writing Contests. The annual contests — an art contest for students in grades one through five and a writing contest for students in grades six through 12 — allow them to use the knowledge they have gained about the environment and transform it into creative art work and essays. The contests’ theme, Diggin’ It!, helped students from across the state learn more about the importance of soil in Kentucky.

Source: Marshall County Student Takes Home Honors in Statewide Contest | The Lake News

March 21, 2019by ncdea

KENTUCKY, Carter County CD – The Carter County Conservation District (CCCD) highlighted a number of the services they offer the county last week, as they approached fiscal court asking for $50,000 in funding, the same amount they asked the county to budget for their services last year.

CCCD Superintendent Tracey Elliott highlighted the various services the group offers Carter County residents during his request. This work mostly focuses on soil improvement and preservation, though they also work with schools on educational events and have helped with emergency measures like landslides and slips in the past.

Source: Conservation District seeks county funding

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