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The Source - Fall/Winter 2015

Area IV News
Area IV Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts consists of the following counties: Durham Edgecombe Franklin Granville Halifax Johnston Nash Vance Wake and Warren.

The 2015 Area 4 Envirothon will be held on Friday, March, 18, 2016 in Nash County at Rose Hill Farms.

Location address and map are posted here. For more information visit the NC Area IV Envirothon website.

District News
Discover the Cover Workshop will be held December 16, 2015 in the Nash County Agricultural Center Auditorium at 9:00am

Soil Health Videos by USDA NRCS Below

Under Cover Farmers-Feature Length
Healthy Soils, healthy farms
Soil Health Lesson in a minute: Soil Smell
Innovative No-Till: Using Multi-Species Cover Crops to Improve Soil Health




North Carolina News
The NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts 71st Annual Meeting was held January 4-6,2015 in Greensboro. The theme this year was "Conservation - Called to Duty". The meeting provides an opportunity to address the needs to the association while also providing training opportunities for district supervisors, staff and members of the conservation partnership. State Association President John Langdon, Supervisor from Johnston SWCD, presided over the meeting. The meeting included various work sessions, orientation for new supervisors, and various board meetings and training classes. Wake Supervisor, John Phelps was inducted into the Conservation Hall of Fame for his service, and John Finch, Nash SWCD received the National Supervisor of the Year Award. Outgoing remarks were given by John Langdon, 2014 President, followed by remarks from the incoming 2015 President Manly West.
 
North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Soil Science Society of North Carolina



National and World News

Unlock the Secrets: NRCS radio PSAs
?As part of its "Unlock the Secrets in the Soil" awareness and education campaign, USDA's Natural Resource Conservation Service has released a new radio public service ad titled "It's Alive," which is designed to both entertain and educate farmers and others about the basics and benefits of soil health.  In the 30-second, tongue-in-cheek spot, listeners learn that soil is alive-and they also learn the four agronomic principles to keep it healthy and functioning.  The ad is currently available for use by radio stations throughout the country and can be downloaded from the NRCS soil health media page.  To listen to the new ad, click here. Additional radio spots will be released throughout 2015.  

March Video: Soils Support Agriculture

February Video: Soils Support Urban Life


National Association of Conservation Districts