Hanson Conservation District

Hanson Conservation District Hanson County Conservation promotes Conservation practices throughout Hanson County. We offer Tree sales & plantings...Seed sales and Drilling and so much more! Stop in for a visit and see what we can do for you!

🌳🌲 Happy Arbor Day, Friends! 🌲🌳Don’t forget if you would like to order trees  we still have order forms available with a...
04/24/2020

🌳🌲 Happy Arbor Day, Friends! 🌲🌳

Don’t forget if you would like to order trees we still have order forms available with a large variety! Contact the office at 605-239-4635 to get yours ordered!

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” - Lao TzuIt’s an important to remember in crazy times like this ...
04/22/2020

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” - Lao Tzu

It’s an important to remember in crazy times like this to take a breath and spend some time enjoying the beautiful earth around us!

Happy Earth Day from everyone at Hanson Conservation!

03/26/2020

Hanson Conservation has made some changes... Annette Steilen is no longer the District Manager but is now our Board Chairman! We have hired Trisha Fischer as our new District Manager... She started on the 19th and is looking forward to meeting Hanson County Producers and working with everyone. We think she will be a great addition to our team!!

U.S. Department of Agriculture
03/24/2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture

On this National Ag Day, we express our deepest gratitude to the heroes in the U.S. supply chain who are continuing to do right and feed everyone during this time ❤️

Had a Great time at the NACD Convention in Las Vegas...theres alwaysso much to learn! I was invited to be a part of a Fo...
03/09/2020

Had a Great time at the NACD Convention in Las Vegas...theres alwaysso much to learn! I was invited to be a part of a Focus Group Panel as one of the newest Soil Health Champions...Great group of Producers!

The South Dakota delegation attending the NACD Annual Conference. Pictured is SDACD president Karl Jensen and wife Celia, SDACDE president Tami Moore, SDACDE vice president Peggy Loomis, Spink Conservation District employee Dennis Clemens and wife Traci, Campbell CD employee Casey Eisemann, Hanson Conservation District supervisor Annette Steilen, USDA -NRCS state conservationist Jeff Zimprich, Millborn Seeds representatives Jason Tronbak and Justin Pedersen and SDACD executive director Angela Ehlers. Missing from the photo is Franny Fritz, NACD director and Beadle CD supervisor.

Listening to Dr John Ball talk about trees...Hes an entertaining speaker and a wealth of tree knowledge!It's not to late...
03/04/2020

Listening to Dr John Ball talk about trees...Hes an entertaining speaker and a wealth of tree knowledge!
It's not to late to order trees...message us your tree needs...

Charles MIX Conservation District
02/22/2020

Charles MIX Conservation District

Happy Soil Health Awareness Day!!

From all of us at Hanson Conservation...Happy Thanksgiving!
11/27/2019

From all of us at Hanson Conservation...Happy Thanksgiving!

11/11/2019
09/23/2019
Hay Fields and CRP grasses are growing!
08/19/2019

Hay Fields and CRP grasses are growing!

06/22/2019

Tree Sale...tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd from 10am til 2pm..
Lots of trees to choose from! Tall fruit & shade trees, shelterbelt trees...even some potted trees & flower & native grass plugs!

06/13/2019

We still have trees available! This cooler weather is a great time to get them planted. We have beautiful trees for the yard, fruit trees as well as the shelterblet sized trees!

05/29/2019

Trees are in! If you have some ordered, they are ready to pick up. If you haven't ordered any but would like some, we do have some available.

05/27/2019
Congratulations Craig Lasley, Drew Ferry & the rest of the Hanson County Graduates!
05/18/2019

Congratulations Craig Lasley, Drew Ferry & the rest of the Hanson County Graduates!

We have trees for you to plant!  Fruit trees, Shade Trees, Evergreens & many more...Let us help you with all your tree n...
05/14/2019

We have trees for you to plant! Fruit trees, Shade Trees, Evergreens & many more...Let us help you with all your tree needs!

If the heat bothers you, plant a tree. If the water bothers you, plant a tree. If you like fruits, plant a tree. If you like birds, plant a tree. And if you like life, plant many trees.

Prevent plant acres are a great place for Cover Crops...let's find one that will work for you!
05/02/2019
What Cover Crops Should You Plant?

Prevent plant acres are a great place for Cover Crops...let's find one that will work for you!

Three cover crop categories exist: Grasses like cereal rye and Sudan grass; brassicas like turnips, radishes, and rapeseed; and legumes like hairy vetch and clover.

Visited the Hanson 4th graders today...always fun to share Arbor Day & tree info with the kids!  Thank You Nathan Kafer ...
04/30/2019

Visited the Hanson 4th graders today...always fun to share Arbor Day & tree info with the kids! Thank You Nathan Kafer with SD Forestry...we're lucky to have you in Hanson County!

04/24/2019

Thinking about trying Cover Crops for livestock grazing & Soil Health benefits? We have cost share funds available for seed & drilling. Stop in or give me a call for more info!

Happy Earth Day from Hanson Conservation District!
04/22/2019

Happy Earth Day from Hanson Conservation District!

04/11/2019
Hanson County Courthouse

Hanson County Courthouse

The Emery Fire Department is now open as a storm shelter also. If you need help getting there please call the Sheriff's Office at 605-239-4409. At this time we still do not know when the power will be back on.

04/11/2019
Hanson County Courthouse

Hope everyone is doing ok!

Due to the power outage and weather conditions the Hanson County Courthouse will be open as a temporary storm shelter. The west door will be open if you need a warm place to stay. If you need a ride please contact the Sheriff's Office at 605-239-4409 and we will line something up.

03/28/2019
ArcGIS Web Application

Hanson County has a Great map for showing roads that are still closed. They are doing their best to keep it up to date!

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Know a student looking for a Trainee position in the Agriculture field?  NRCS has several positions open for student tra...
03/20/2019
Student Trainee (Soil Conservation)

Know a student looking for a Trainee position in the Agriculture field? NRCS has several positions open for student trainees across SD (including Mitchell) until Thursday and Friday this week! Check it out and please share!

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527292700/?share=facebook

Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school. Studen...

03/12/2019
TreesToTameTheWind

This video is about one of the first Shelterbelts in South Dakota in 1939...Times have changed in regards to equipment used but Shelterbelts are still doing the jobs they were intended to do! A good Shelterbelt can really help protect Us & our Livestock from the winds!

US Forest Service video from 1939 featuring Ed Casey farm.

03/08/2019

Livestock Producer Meeting tomorrow at 10am...Open to all Hanson County Producers!

Livestock Producer Meeting this Friday!  Lots of great info...at the Community Room at the Hanson School Library.  Call ...
03/05/2019

Livestock Producer Meeting this Friday! Lots of great info...at the Community Room at the Hanson School Library. Call with any questions!

It's not to late to order trees!  These trees are doing a great job of holding the snow back...are yours?If you need an ...
02/27/2019

It's not to late to order trees! These trees are doing a great job of holding the snow back...are yours?
If you need an order form, let me know and I can send you 1...Spring is coming!

Thank You Hanson County Road Dept!! Driveways open and the yard is clear.
02/21/2019

Thank You Hanson County Road Dept!! Driveways open and the yard is clear.

We have a little snow in our yard.  Got the doorway shoveled out but be careful if your driving in our driveway!
02/20/2019

We have a little snow in our yard. Got the doorway shoveled out but be careful if your driving in our driveway!

Tree Order Forms went out in yesterdays Home Town Shopper.  They are bright yellow inserts!  If you did not get one let ...
01/30/2019

Tree Order Forms went out in yesterdays Home Town Shopper. They are bright yellow inserts! If you did not get one let me know and I can get you one. Would love to get the orders in by the end of February...Thanks!

01/29/2019

On cold windy days, we realize just how much our livestock appreciate a shelterbelt to help protect them from the cold winds. Would love to see photos of your shelterbelts hard at work...Stay Warm!!

https://www.agweek.com/business/agriculture/4557605-usda-reopen-fsa-offices-limited-services-during-government-shutdown
01/16/2019
USDA to reopen FSA offices for limited services during government...

https://www.agweek.com/business/agriculture/4557605-usda-reopen-fsa-offices-limited-services-during-government-shutdown

Washington – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that many Farm Service Agency offices will reopen temporarily in the coming days to perform certain limited services for farmers and ranchers.The U.S. Department of Agriculture has recalled about 2,500 FSA employees to open of...

01/01/2019
Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas and many Blessings in the New Year!
12/24/2018

Wishing all of you a Very Merry Christmas and many Blessings in the New Year!

From all of us at Hanson Conservation...Happy Thanksgiving!
11/21/2018

From all of us at Hanson Conservation...Happy Thanksgiving!

If you get a chance, visit the capital during the Holidays and see the decorations.  There are so many beautiful trees! ...
11/20/2018

If you get a chance, visit the capital during the Holidays and see the decorations. There are so many beautiful trees! This is the South Dakota Assn of Conservation Districts tree. Each year there is a different theme...ours is Harry Potter

Soil Health is important for so many reasons...
11/12/2018

Soil Health is important for so many reasons...

Remembering the past to learn for the future: November 11, 1933 was the first "Black Blizzard" in South Dakota, bringing dust storms to yet another state. The Dust Bowl of the 1930s led to a new appreciation for the importance of soils. Soils sustain life! https://soilsmatter.wordpress.com/

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PO Box 176 / 260 10th Street
Alexandria, SD
57311

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(605) 239-4635

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