By Press Reports
As a part of the National Association of Conservation Districts for 21 years, the Choctaw County Soil and Water Conservation District wants to remind you that each of us has a connection to natural resources. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 57th year of Stewardship week April 29 – May 6, 2012. The 2012 Stewardship Week is themed “Soil to Spoon.” Soil is the starting foundation of all of the food we eat. “Making the connection back to the soil, where our food gets its start is so important,” says National Association of Conservation Districts President Gene Schmidt. “The next time you sit down to a meal, take a minute to think about where your food came from, and the farmers and ranchers who helped produce it,” As they work to produce food for the growing population, today’s farmers and ranchers are dedicated to using responsible land-management practices to ensure a sustainable food supply and healthy land and soil for future generations. Choctaw County Soil & Water Conservation District is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) which oversees the Stewardship Week program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country. For more information about Stewardship Week and conservation, contact Judy Briggs at 662-285-6250. Additional information about the Soil to Spoon project and other natural resource education is available on the NACD website at www.nacdnet.org/education/resources/. The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state associations and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For almost 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. NACD’s website is at www.nacdnet.org.