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American Chestnut Trees - 8/10/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District received 5 additional American Chestnut trees for planting at the YMCA sports complex center in Raleigh County (see attached picture).  The District also voted to become a member of the American Chestnut Foundation. 


Thanks to Dvon Duncan (pictured with trees) for encouraging support of the American Chestnut Foundation.




2017 WVACD Poster Contest - 8/1/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

Congratulations to Shelby Rose of Midland Trail for placing 1st in division 4-6 in the WVACD/NACD 2017 Poster Contest on Healthy Soils!  



Board Vacancy - 6/1/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

Do you want to serve and represent your county?   At this time the Southern Conservation District has a vacant seat on their board for McDowell County - this term expires in 2020.

Are you a landowner in McDowell County?

Are you an active or retired farmer with a least 5 years of farming experience?

Do you have a strong interest in conservation of West Virginia's natural resources?

If so you may qualify to be come a supervisor representing McDowell county on the Southern Conservation District board..

The deadline to apply is July 5, 2017 by 3:00 p.m..   

Application forms are available at the Southern CD office, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, WV.   Stop by and ask for an application form OR call the SCD office at 304-253-0261.

SCD Plan of Work 2017-18 - 6/1/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

 Attached is the 2017-2018 SCD Plan of Work.


FY18 First AgEP Sign Up Period - 5/10/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

Fiscal Year 18 AgEP sign ups for the Southern CD will be held July 5, 2017 thru July 14, 2017 at the Southern CD office, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, WV.  Office hours: Monday - Friday  8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Cost share practices offered for the first sign up period for FY18 are:

Agricultural lime

Pasture Division Fence

Exclusion Fence

Water System

Pond Cleanout


Current soil test are required to apply for lime - please bring your soil test report with you at the time of sign up.


Call the SCD office at 253-0261 if you have questions on the sign up period or programs.   Thank you.

Farm Field Day - 4/19/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern CD held a Farm Field Day on John Farrell's farm in Summers County on June 16, 2017.       Thanks to everyone that attended and to all the vendors and agencies that assisted with the Field Day.


A special THANKS to John Farrell for hosting the field day on his farm!!   




Ag Day - 3/1/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District prepared a display for Ag Day highlighting SCD programs and the AgEP cost share program.   Becky Floyd, WVCA District Manager and supervisors Dvon Duncan and Ray Lafferty attended the Ag Day breakfast and worked at the display.  The SCD provided box lunches to their legislators.

AgEP cost share approvals 2 16 17 - 2/24/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

See attachment for AgEP cost share approvals made by the SCD board at their Feb. 16, 2017 meeting. 

Randall Patton - 2/6/17
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District welcomes Randall Patton of Roderfield, WV to the SCD board. Randall will serve as one of the two McDowell County Supervisors. 

State Women in Ag Conference - 11/7/16
posted by: Verna Floyd

See attached picture                       Southern Conservation District supervisor Dvon Duncan participates in the WVU Women in Ag State Conference held at Glade Springs Resort November 4-5, 2016.




American Chestnuts - 11/7/16
posted by: Verna Floyd

See attached picture            Dvon Duncan, SCD Supervisor, accepts the FIRST TWO American Chestnut seedlings for the Southern Conservation District American Chestnut Restoration Project.


SCD Supervisor of the Year 2016 - 8/22/16
posted by: Verna Floyd

Congratulations to Dvon Duncan - Wyoming County Supervisor              The Southern CD selected Dvon Duncan as the 2016 SCD Supervisor of the Year and as the SCD nominee for the 2016 Carroll Greene Award.  


FY17 Approved AgEP Applications - 8/17/16
posted by: Verna Floyd

Attached is the complete list of FY17 approved AgEP applications.     This action was taken at the August 11, 2016 SCD board meeting.


SCD Officiers/Directors 2016-2017 - 6/15/16
posted by: Verna Floyd

The Southern Conservation District, at the June 9, 2016 board meeting selected the following officers and directors to serve for FY17

Virgel Caldwell             Chairman

Curtis Murphy               Vice Chairman  (Curtis was appointed to fill this position in April 2017)   

Dvon Duncan               Secretary

Oscar Vecellio              Treasurer

Dvon Duncan and Ray Lafferty    Directors to the WVACD 

AgEP Sign-up period for July 2016 - 5/2/16
posted by: Verna Floyd

We are very excited to announce the next AgEP sign up period for the Southern CD.   The sign up period will run from July 5, 2016 through July 15, 2016.  You MUST have your soil test report with you at the time of sign up if you are interested in the cost share programs which require a soil test report - for more information on the program please contact Marty Walker-Owen at the Southern CD office at 253-0261 or at 304-951-9168.  If you do not have your FSA farm map you can get that at the time of your visit from the FSA office.   The SCD office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM 


The first sign up period will include the following cost share practices: Lime, Exclusion Fence, Pasture Division Fence, Pond Cleanout or Watering System.   

We anticipate our 2nd sign up application period to be in January of 2017 - at that time we will offer cost share on: Nutrient Management (fertilze), Frost Seeding and Invasive Species Managemtn for the spring season.



AgEP approvals for first sign up period - 9/15/15
posted by: Verna Floyd

Please find attached a complete list of all cooperators approved for AgEP cost share at the Southern CD September 10 board meeting.





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