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Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) to Hold their 73rd Annual Convention Beginning November 19th in Wichita

Dan Meyerhoff

Kansas NRCS and KACD are strong partners for conservation and youth education

SALINA, Kansas, November 9, 2017—The Kansas Association of Conservation District will hold their annual convention November 19-21 in Wichita, Kansas. In 1937, President Roosevelt urged state governors to form conservation districts to work with the Soil Conservation Service (now called the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)). KACD was formed in 1944 as a voluntary, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization and now has members in 105 counties.

KACD members actively work with partners and producers to promote wise and effective conservation in Kansas. Its members also engage in educational outreach programs throughout the state, supporting teachers and hosting conservation events such as the Kansas Envirothon. This is an annual outdoor environmental competition, where high school students learn and are tested on soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatics, and current conservation issues.

This year’s annual convention will bring together speakers from groups such as NRCS, Kansas Foundation for Ag in the Classroom, Kansas Dept. of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Kansas congressional staff, Kansas Dept. of Agriculture, Kansas Farm Bureau, and producers for educational sessions and discussions.

For more information about KACD, contact Dan Meyerhoff, KACD Executive Director at (785) 650-1330 or email at


The Kansas Association of Conservation Districts ( is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-profit, incorporated organization composed of members from the conservation districts located throughout Kansas’ 105 counties. Through partnerships with federal, state, and local entities, the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts has brought together groups that share the common goal of wise and efficient conservation practices that protect Kansas’ natural resources. The Kansas Association of Conservation Districts promotes and supports the establishment of programs dedicated to conservation and the organized development of Kansas land, water and related resources.