The Division of Conservation (DOC) in coordination with Kansas Conservation Districts are offering funds to cover registration fees for The No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference & Beginners Workshop held on January 28-30, 2019 in Wichita, KS. Landowners or operators must be first time attendees to the No-Till on the Plains Winter Conference & Beginners Workshop to be eligible for payment of their registration fees. Applications will be taken on a first-come first-served basis until the funds are expended. All applications need to be received no later than close of business December 28th.
The DOC will be contracting directly with No-till on the Plains to pay for registration fees so approved applicants will not need to register and pay the registration fee. Please note that any attendee that is registered through the DOC and does not attend will be responsible for reimbursing the DOC.
Applications for Lane County producers are available at the Lane County Conservation District. Call 620-397-5751 x 106, or stop by the USDA Office located at 701 W. James, Dighton.
On November 14th, coincidentally also America Recycles Day, the Lane County Conservation District delivered 10 donated large recycle bins to the Dighton Elementary 5th grade students. As part of their Project Based Learning (PBL) curriculum, the 5th graders chose a project to reduce their garbage footprint. Following an inspirational field trip to the Lane County Recycle Center, they narrowed their focus to recycling! According to Mrs. Vogel, the PBL teacher, the students really took off with the project to make it their own. They even go to the extremes of “dumpster diving” when they see recycling items not being recycled and choosing paper over Styrofoam cups when visiting the Kwik Shop! They have created their own recycle center in an unused room at the school, where they sort and prepare the items to go to recycling. They also have shared their knowledge to the other kids at school by teaching them what items are recyclable and how they can also reduce their garbage footprints! Mrs. Vogel plans to help them write a grant to the Kansas Green Schools organization to help further fund their aspirations! The hope to raise enough money to increase the recycling efforts at the high school by purchasing larger garbage/recycling bins to be placed in the commons and concession stand areas.
The Lane County Conservation District commends these young, aware conservationists for their hard work and efforts for our environment!
Award Ceremony, Annual Meeting, Free Dinner hosted by Hoss BBQ, and entertainment!
RSVP's are needed by Friday January 25th
Congratulations to Gentry Shapland and Cheyanne Johnson the first and second place winners of the Lane County Conservation District Speech Contest held on October 18th at the Dighton High School! They will receive financial awards from the District at the annual meeting.
Gentry traveled to Wichita to participate in the State Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) contest held during the KACD Annual Convention. She did very well and received an honorable mention for her speech.
Steve Heath, Chairman
James Johnston, Vice-Chaireman
Brent Moomaw, Treasurer
Aaron Paris, Member
Dylan Linenberger, Member
Kevin Brooks, Advisor
The Lane County Conservation District (LCCD) is a government subdivision of the State of Kansas operated by locally elected Board of Supervisors, and funded by county and state monies. LCCD provides natural resource conservation expertise ni the county, and cooperates with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), as well as other federal, state and local agencies
Many services and opportunities are available with the objective to develop and implement programs to protect and conserve soil, water, farmland, rangeland, woodland, wildlife, energy, riparian and wetland resources