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Spencer Co. Conservation District
Welcome to the Spencer County Conservation District PDF Print E-mail
The Spencer County Soil Conservation District (SCCD) was established on August 23rd, 1944, and includes within office_photoits boundaries
all of the land in Spencer County. Our 1954 census reported 123,520 acres with 117,939 acres as farm land. There are 3,000 conservation districts in the nation and 121 in Kentucky. Our name was later changed to the Spencer County Conservation District.

The District Board has grown from two supervisors in 1944 to seven supervisors today which are selected by petition and election from all areas of the county. The members are committed to inform, encourage, and motivate landowners and users to conserve and protect our soil, water, and other natural resources for future generations. The first nation-wide recognition of surface erosion and its effect on American agriculture was established in 1929 but was not a county wide program as our conservation districts are today. In February 1937, the President suggested to the governors of each state that consideration be given to the passage in each of a law under which groups of farmers might organize soil conservation districts. The response was immediate and districts were established at a rapid rate.

The board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30 a.m. to develop programs and discuss activities and events that affect all citizens of the county.  The District is located at 118 Taylorsville Road in Taylorsville, Ky. next to the Spencer County Library.  The SCCD has an agreement with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to work as a partnership providing technical assistance and information to the citizens of Spencer County.  Federal, State, and Local programs are offered to landowners for cost share assistance, as well as conservation educational information to schools, churches, and the public.  Farmers remember to look under Programs and click on Local Cost Share  and C.A.I.P. for updates on important programs.