About the Business: Chariman--Lois Jeri Barber
Sec./treasurer--Tracey Joe Elliott
Supervisors: Mike Sexton, John Buck, Herbert Suttles, and Barry Shaffer.
Description: The Carter County Soil Conservation District was organized and voted into exsistences as a District in 1948. The District is responsible for the overall Soil and Water Conservation Program as set-forthby the Kentucky State Law K.R.S. 262.200. The district is governed by a board of seven elected supervisors. Each supervisor is elected to a four year term. The board consists of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and the four additional members. The board has a regular business meeting each month. It is held on the fourth Thursday of the month @ 6:30 p.m. at the office. Special meetings may be called by the Chair.
The board is responsible for entering into a working agreement with federal, state, and other local organizations who can render assistance in developing and carrying out a sound program of work that meets conservation objectives.
What Other Say: User (12/07/2019 21:57)
We were honored this week at the 76th Annual Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts (KACD) Convention by receiving the 2019 Outstanding Conservation District Forestry Award! This won't have been possible without the help of landowners in Carter County putting conservation on the ground. Our great partnerships with the Kentucky Division of Forestry Regional Office in Morehead, USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, an...d the continued support of Carter County Fiscal Court. Our District Adminstrative Secretary, Melodie Bush was awarded the Kentucky Shine Award for Area 8. She was awarded this for rising above the call of duty and doing outstanding work for the district at the local, regional, and state levels. William Knott with the Division of Forestry Regional Office in Morehead accepted the award for the 2019 Outstanding Forestry Office of the Year for the State of Kentucky!
User (01/07/2019 19:49)
The Noxious Weed Control Local Cost Share Program resumes today!
User (01/07/2019 19:46)
The Foothills Work Unit and local conservation districts will be hosting a Local Work Group Meeting in regards to the Focused Conservation Project with the USDA- NRCS Environmental Quality Incentive Progam (EQIP) on Tuesday, July 23rd. Registration begins at 9:30am and the meeting starts at 10 am.
User (29/04/2019 21:00)
Announcing the Carter County 2019 Local Cost Share Heavy Use Area Protection Practices. Limited funding is available! Applications will be taken now through Friday, May 17th. Please stop by the office or call (606) 474-5184 option 3 for program information.
User (25/04/2019 22:06)
This years Tree Giveaway was a huge success. All 1,400 tree seedling have been given away! Special thanks to East Carter FFA for bagging the tree seedling yesterday!
User (16/04/2019 19:36)
Our Local Noxious Weed Control Program for 2019 has begun! Here is a list of the 50/50 cost per available chemical: Generic Roundup 2.5 gallon is $18 Generic Crossbow 2.5 gallon is $48 2-4D 2.5 gallon is $19... Grazon 2 gallon is $60 There is a maximum of $60 cost share per Carter County Farm Number! Please call the office at 606-474-5184 option 3 so we can have your chemical at the office for you!
User (16/04/2019 19:24)
Just a reminder that our Annual Tree Giveaway will be next Thursday, April 25th at 8 am. Our office is located at 526 East Main Street Grayson, KY 41143
User (02/04/2019 00:13)
Banquet picture part 2!
User (02/04/2019 00:11)
We held our Annual Conservation Writing and Jim Claypool Art Contest Banquet on 3/28/2019 at West Carter Middle School Cafeteria. This years theme was Diggin' It! Each school in the county received tabloids that explained the contest in October. All entries were turned into the office in December. Each school and grade winner received a trophy and t-shirt from the Carter County Soil Conservation District. This years Overall Carter County Art Winner was Tori Bishop from Star E...lementary. She received a $25 check from Kentucky Farm Bureau and a $50 check from the Carter County Soil Conservation District.The Reserve Overall Carter County Art Winner was Cadee Crum from Carter City Elementary. She received a $25 check from the Carter County Soil Conservation District. The Overall Carter County Essay Winner was Darrin Yates. Darrin also was the State Wide Winner for Area 8! He was awarded a $25 check from Kentucky Farm Bureau and a $50 check from the Carter County Soil Conservation District. We are so thankful for the art teachers, science teachers, and parents from Prichard Elementary, Star Elementary, Carter City Elementary, Olive Hill Elementary, Carter Christian Academy, and home school that made this conservation contest a priority with your students. Congratulations to all the winners! We have amazing students here in Carter County!
User (13/03/2019 19:22)
Our Annual Jim Claypool Art & Conservation Writing Contest will be held on Thursday, March 28th at West Carter Middle School cafeteria. The banquet will begin at 6 pm. Letters have been mailed out to the schools and individual winners.
User (17/10/2018 03:25)
50th Anniversary of Grayson Lake!
User (17/10/2018 00:54)
Our Annual two day Conservation 4th Grade Field Day event was held on October 1st and 2nd. Every 4th grader in Carter County attended this wonderful event. This years stations were: building Blue Birrd Boxes, Forestry Department, Tree Cookies, GRECC Electric Saftey, Pioneer Logging, KDA Mobile Science Center, Wood Magic, Wonders of Science, and lunch donated to all the students by Ralph's Foodfair. The Carter County Soil Conservation District provided lunch prepared by Rot Imel and the Camp Robert C Webb staff for all the presenters and volunteers. Special thanks to all the teachers, Camp Webb, the presenters, and the volunteers for helping us teach the youth of Carter County about conservation!
User (16/10/2018 00:45)
Carter County Farm Field Day 2018 was a huge success! We want to thank our gracious host and hostess Gary and Marcella Clay! This years highlighted practice was a Seasonal High Tunnel. Marcella does an exceptional job with her Seasonal High Tunnel that she was approved for through the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service EQIP program. Special thanks to Grow Appalachia, Forgotten Foods Farm, UK Extension Specialist in Hi-Tunnel Fall Vegetable Production Dr. Rachel Rudoloh, East and West Carter FFA chapters, Kee's Farm Service, NRCS, FSA, and the Carter County Extension Service.
User (28/09/2018 00:49)
Carter County Farm Field Day will be Thursday, October 11th!
User (29/08/2018 00:31)
The Carter County Soil Consevation District has added a New Holland Manure Spreader as the most recent piece of equipment available for Carter County land owners who have a farm number with the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA). We are also excited to announce that we will be saleing Non-Woven Geotextile/Filter Fabric for $1.42/ linear foot! Please call the office at 474-5184 option 3 to schedule your equipment rental or Filter Fabric purchase.
User (09/08/2018 02:57)
The Carter County Soil Conservation District is a proud sponsor of the participants from Carter County at the 2018 Carter County FFA and 4-H Livestock Show! Livestock class premium checks will be mailed out by the end of the week. Congratulations to all the participants making this the best fair yet!
User (09/08/2018 02:48)
Carter County Fair 2018 Livestock Show