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Election Results are In!

Elections were held for 3 positions in each Conservation District. Here are the results for each:

Delta CD: Brandon Anderson – Troy Davis – Chance Lyman

Fremont River CD: Dwight Brinkerhoff – Dean Chappell – Richard Fillmore

Juab CD: Bart Garrett – Marty Palmer – Gordon Young

Millard CD: Jaren Robinson – Leo Stott – Jared Buhler

Piute CD: Deven Gass – Joel Johnson – Nathan Marshall

Sanpete CD: Scott Mower – Jarvis Sorenson – Thomas Blackham

Sevier CD: Mike Roberts – Michael Mills – Daryl Noyes

Congratulations to all!

 

Fun on the Farm in Delta

Last week, Delta Conservation District organized a Farm Field Day. Elementary students were taken to various farm operations, as well as the Gunnison Bend Reservoir to learn about food, agriculture, water, and other natural resources. The kids enjoyed a day out of the classroom – and learned a lot! A special thanks to Farm, Nye Dairy, FFA, and everyone else for their help in making this program a success!

Hay cubing machine

Hay cubing machine

Fullmer Farms hay cubes

hay cubes

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Gunnison Bend Reservoir

Class at Nye Dairy to learn about cows

Class at Nye Dairy to learn about cows

The milk barn

The milk barn

Ag Olympics - plant seeds, feed cows, milk, and more!

Ag Olympics – plant seeds, feed cows, milk, and more!

Ice cream treats

Ice cream treats

Hay ride at Nye Dairy

Hay ride at Nye Dairy

Syd Basset teaching kids all the products that come from plants

Syd Basset teaching kids about products that come from plants

We Are Going To The Fair!

All Conservation Districts in Zone 4 will have a booth at their Local County Fair. The Booth will be packed full of information, fliers, newsletters, election information, loan applications, NRCS program information, and more! -And, yes we will have promo handouts and candy! Check the schedule below for your local fair dates:

Piute County: August 1st
Sevier County: August 3rd – 8th
Juab County: August 4rd – 8th​
Millard County: August 5th – 8th
Wayne County: August 15th
Sanpete County: August 21st – 29th
Hope to see you there!!

UTAH CONSERVATION DISTRICT ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

With the reorganization of UACD employees moving to Utah State employees, there was some confusion as to where the employees would fall under the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF).

All employees attended a training and meetings so they may better understand UDAF and the organization:

UDAF is divided into 9 divisions:

Administrative Services – This division insures the financial resources are handled appropriately. Agriculture Commissioner & supporting staff fall under this category.

Animal Industry Division – Protects domestic livestock, poultry, and fish populations. They handle livestock inspections, meat inspections, labs, aquaculture, brand inspections, and domestic elk farms.

Communications Division – Increase public awareness and support for farming and the UDAF.

Laboratory Services Division – Lab testing for feed, fertilizer, meat, dairy, pesticide, and consumer complaints.

Marketing and Economic Development – Raise public awareness, and assist in marketing of local and domestic products.

Plant Industry and Conservation Division – They are responsible for ensuring consumers of disease free and pest free plants, grains, seeds, and properly labeled agricultural commodities.

Regulatory Services Division – Regulatory oversight of products in the areas of food, weights and measures, dairy and bedding, upholstered furniture, and quilted clothing.

Wildlife Services – Maintain healthy populations of wildlife and concurrently.
Utah Conservation Commission – This is where UACD employees have moved to. They develop and implement programs to protect, conserve, utilize, and develop the soil, water and related natural resources. The UACD employees are now under UDAF Conservation Commission – the transfer of these employees did not change their purpose and role in their community, but will give them more resources, technical assistance, and opportunities for conservation.

While there is still a lot to learn, the outlook for our program is good. With the help from the State of Utah, and the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, we are optimistic of the conservation changes we can make in our local community.