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Kansas Conservation History | 1938-1939

Kansas Conservation History

1938, June 22

State of Kansas approves Labette County as first conservation district in Kansas.


1938, June 29

First Kansas CCC camp opens at Parsons -- 33 CCC camps were established in Kansas.

Photo of survey team at work

1938, November 16

First SCS employee arrives in Labette County to assist farmers.

Photo of survey team

1938, December 29

Pete Benson signs up as the first cooperating farmer in Labette County Conservation District and in the state.


1939, February 28

Salina Regional Office closed.


1939, June 20

Northern Great Plains Region established in Lincoln, Nebraska, which covers Kansas.