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Kansas Conservation History | 1935

Kansas Conservation History

1935, April 27

Congress establishes the Soil Conservation Service as an agency in the USDA with Hugh Hammond Bennett, regarded as the "father of soil conservation," as its first chief.

Photo of Hugh Hammond Bennett

1935, December 2

Central Great Plains Region office is established with headquarters tentatively designated as Wichita (later made permanent in Salina).



Prairie States Forestry Projects (shelterbelt and shrub plantings)

Photo of Prairie States Forestry Project work group
Photo of shelterbelt Photo of shelterbelt