Simpson County Conservation District

Simpson County Conservation District Our purpose at the Simpson County Soil & Water Conservation District is to conserve the natural resources of Simpson County. We do this through cost-share programs, equipment rentals, technical assistance, and educational programs.

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Simpson County Conservation District is offering a $1000 scholarship to a FSHS 2022 graduating senior with an interest i...
01/07/2022

Simpson County Conservation District is offering a $1000 scholarship to a FSHS 2022 graduating senior with an interest in natural resources or agriculture. Applications can be found at the below website, FSHS Counselor, Ms. Amanda Bills, FFA Advisor, Ms. Felicia Dalton or come by the SCCD office at 1300 Bluegrass Rd, Suite B or call 270-850-3122.

https://forms.gle/mLq4iNt8pE8zfobq5

Simpson County Conservation District is offering a $1000 scholarship to a FSHS 2022 graduating senior with an interest in natural resources or agriculture. Applications can be found at the below website, FSHS Counselor, Ms. Amanda Bills, FFA Advisor, Ms. Felicia Dalton or come by the SCCD office at 1300 Bluegrass Rd, Suite B or call 270-850-3122.

https://forms.gle/mLq4iNt8pE8zfobq5

3 Scholarship Opportunities Kentucky Association of Conservation District (KACD) Auxiliary Scholarships KYConservation.c...
01/07/2022
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3 Scholarship Opportunities

Kentucky Association of Conservation District (KACD) Auxiliary Scholarships

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12/16/2021

In case you missed it, we have rolled out a resource page on our website as a unified location for resources available for those in agriculture and western Kentucky. We're asking the public for their help to spread the word so our communities know this source available to help guide those in their recovery efforts and provide answers to their questions.

The website is kyagr.com/tornado, there you will find resources as well as ways to support our rural communities. #KentuckyStrong

#TVA
12/12/2021

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Over 60 high-voltage transmission structures in Kentucky and Tennessee have been damaged, the most devastating storms since the 2011 tornado outbreak that affected AL,MS & TN. Our crews are assessing damage and mobilizing for repairs. #KYWX #TNWX

Timeline Photos
12/10/2021

Timeline Photos

Did you soil your un**es with us this year? Dennis D did! He "planted" a new pair of white un**es in his lawn and dug them up almost three months later. The microbes ate almost the whole pair! Healthy soil contains billions of microbes that consume the cotton. In fact, one teaspoon of healthy soil contains more microbes than there are people on the planet. In addition to chowing down on organic matter like cotton, they also help soil resist erosion, cycle nutrients, and store water. Learn how to keep your soil healthy: https://greenvillesoilandwater.com/healthy-soil/

#soilhealth #fertilizerfree #pollinatorfriendly #soilhealthmatters #soilscience #healthylawns #groworganic #nochemicals

Kentucky F2S Challenge – Kentucky Horticulture Council
12/06/2021
Kentucky F2S Challenge – Kentucky Horticulture Council

Kentucky F2S Challenge – Kentucky Horticulture Council

Kentucky F2S Challenge Details: The challenge will start Oct. 1, 2021 and end Apr. 30, 2022.Participation will be by individual school (not school district), and we encourage one staff member (teacher, principal, food service staff, etc.) to serve as the representative for their school and sign up.D...

12/06/2021

In a handful of fertile soil, there are more individual organisms than the total number of human beings that have ever existed... Something cool for you to think about! #WorldSoilDay

Happy World Soil Day!! #conserveky

12/04/2021

Lincoln's Agriculture Legacy
December 3, 1861

Everyone knows that Lincoln was born in Kentucky and you may have even visited his boyhood home at Hodgenville, but he also had a long lasting impact on agriculture in our nation.

The Department of Agriculture

The first of the measures to become law established the Department of Agriculture. In his first annual message to Congress on December 3, 1861, Lincoln said: "Agriculture, confessedly the largest interest of the nation, has not a department nor a bureau, but a clerkship only, assigned to it in the Government. While it is fortunate that this great interest is so independent in its nature as to not have demanded and extorted more from the Government, I respectfully ask Congress to consider whether something more can not be given voluntarily with general advantage.... While I make no suggestions as to details, I venture the opinion that an agricultural and statistical bureau might profitably be organized." Instead of a bureau, Congress established a Department to be headed by a Commissioner. The act was so broadly conceived that it has remained the basic authority for the Department to the present time.
https://www.nal.usda.gov/legacy/topics/lincolns-agricultural-legacy

Photo: https://www.nps.gov/abli/index.htm
#teachkyag #agriculture #Lincoln #Kentucky #history #December3 #hodgenvilleky #USDA #kda

12/03/2021

Good morning! 🌅 Do you know what causes the reds and oranges of sunrises and sunsets like this? It is called Rayleigh scattering! When the sun sits low on the horizon the sunlight has to travel further through a more dense layer of the atmosphere causing shorter wavelengths of visible light, like blue, to be scattered. Longer wavelengths like red, orange, and yellow are able to pass through the atmosphere to the eye of the viewer! #bigbonelickshs #kystateparks #scienceiscool #travelky

12/02/2021

Simpson Co Soil samples. Checking out the fertility of the #soil before we add (buy) #fertilizer. Farmers want to use just the right amount. If we use too much it’s added cost without economic benefit. #familyfarm #conservation #environment #soilhealth #water #food #feed #fuel

Photos from Jepson Family Farms's post
11/25/2021

Photos from Jepson Family Farms's post

No-Till Conference returns to Louisville Scholarships available
11/24/2021
2022 National No-Tillage Conference

No-Till Conference returns to Louisville
Scholarships available

For more than a quarter of a century, the National No-Tillage Conference has been providing the practical tips and information you need to run a more successful no-till operation. In our 30th anniversary year, we’re ready to do it again as our event returns to beautiful downtown Louisville, Ky., a...

Kickoff to National Farm-City Week Begins With Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast!National Farm-City Week began Friday, ...
11/18/2021

Kickoff to National Farm-City Week Begins With Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast!
National Farm-City Week began Friday, November 19th. In order to help celebrate and kick off National Farm-City Week, the Simpson County Agriculture Awareness Committee hosted the 7th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, November 16th at 7 a.m. at the Franklin First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center (CLC). The Simpson County Agriculture Awareness Committee is comprised of local farmers and entities which fund agriculture awareness events that includes the Simpson County Cooperative Extension Service, Farm Bureau Federation, Chamber of Commerce, Simpson County Soil Conservation District, and Ohio Valley Insurance. This breakfast is our way of saying “Thank You” to the farmers who work diligently to raise our locally grown food. We were thrilled to host about 100 business professionals and local farmers at our breakfast this year!
The breakfast was prepared by the Brickyard of Franklin and showcased several locally grown Simpson County farm products which were provided by the following:
• Eggs – Macedonia Homestead and Huggins’ Hens
• Bacon – Jackson’s Sausage
• Ham – Simpson County 4-H; cured by Mady Meador, Jack Cushenberry and Bryce Davis
• Jams and Jellies – Farmhouse Produce
• Milk – Chaney’s Dairy Barn
Attendees had the pleasure of listening to 4-H member, Bradley Webster, speaking about his experience in the Kentucky 4-H Country Ham Project and how to cure a ham. Everyone absolutely loved Bradley’s speech!! Our featured speaker sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America was Daniel Hayden. Daniel is a commercial cow/calf operator and broiler poultry producer as well as a newly established retail meat business in Whitesville, KY. Agriculture is his passion, with a love of storytelling and a driven curiosity to learn from others. His family installed the first poultry viewing room in the United States. He spoke about the importance of being present as an agriculture representative and our role to “keep a seat at the table”. His message embodied the thought that we need to continue to educate everyone about our food supply and the challenges our farmers face. Agriculture always needs to keep a seat at the decision-makers’ table to ensure that we can continue to provide safe, affordable food products that everyone has come to expect.
Two beautiful country hams cured by a Simpson County 4-H members Hannah Meador and Cameron Huggins were auctioned off. The hams were purchased by Farm Credit Mid-America and Ohio Valley Insurance. Thanks to these two gracious purchases along with an anonymous donation, $1,400 was raised that will go directly to funding the Simpson County 4-H Country Ham Project!! This will fund 23 Simpson County youth in the country ham project next year.
A special thanks goes out to all those that took time out of their busy schedules to show our farmers their appreciation!! Please remember as we celebrate National Farm-City Week that every time we sit down at the supper table we are participating in agriculture. During this Thanksgiving Holiday season, be sure to thank a farmer and be mindful of all the hard work that went into producing the delicious foods we enjoy!!

#simpsoncountyconservation #KyAg365 #TVA #kacde #kacd

11/11/2021

We are closed for Veterans Day.
Let’s Honor our Veterans for their Service, Dedication and , for some their ultimate Sacrifice.
Through them we have are freedoms.
Thank you for your service!!
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SCCD will reopen tomorrow @ 9am.

https://www.facebook.com/181912421840065/posts/4781351548562773/
10/31/2021

https://www.facebook.com/181912421840065/posts/4781351548562773/

All garden professionals today agree: using the leaves as mulch is beneficial for the yard. So let's put an end to the era of the destructive polluting gasoline leaf blowers. Use a rake or a broom for your driveway, or, if you must, an electric blower. Mulch mow the leaves into lawn and leave the leaves everywhere else. Our advice: tend to your yard as nature intended; if you allow your yard to be a continuation of your local natural habitat, you will need to do very little, and you will support a healthy biodiversity, good soil and clean drinking water. And the birds and butterflies? They will be happy to call your yard their home. www.healthyyards.org

10/25/2021

The Ag Street was filled with fun AgTivities from the Kentucky Agriculture & Environment in the Classroom, pony rides, animals, bee observation hive a much more! So glad to see everyone.

#simpsoncountyconservation
#TVA
#kacde
#kacd
#KyAg365

10/21/2021

Careers in Ag can carry you to the farm, a lab, a classroom, or even to a office as a CEO!
Did you know that you can be a meat scientist? That people with technology training are in high demand for Ag related industries? Love event planning? Agri-tourism might be the perfect career path for you!
The field is virtually limitless!!!
#teachkyag #agriculture #Kentucky #careers #careersinag #future #education #kycorngrowers #kyporkproducers #riceagrimarketing #kyproud #kydairy #kypoultryproducers #KYFarmBureau #kybeefproducers

Photos from Southeast Conservation District Employees Association's post
10/12/2021

Photos from Southeast Conservation District Employees Association's post

Backyard Conservation Program: This gorgeous butterfly is enjoying  these wonderful flowers in this new pollinator garde...
09/30/2021

Backyard Conservation Program: This gorgeous butterfly is enjoying these wonderful flowers in this new pollinator garden! Bed preparation for Spring pollinator gardens.

Applications available:
📞 270-850-3122
📨 [email protected]
🗺 1300 Bluegrass Rd., Suite B.

#KyAg365 #kacde #kacd #TVA #urbanagriculture #urbanag

Fall is here!! Warm Days, Cool Nights and Allergies!!  On WFKN this morning for Conservation Fridays we talked about Rag...
09/24/2021

Fall is here!! Warm Days, Cool Nights and Allergies!!
On WFKN this morning for Conservation Fridays we talked about Ragweed vs Goldenrod. Ragweed (top) is the culprit for our itchy eyes and runny noses and one plant can send up 1 billion grains of pollen 😰. Goldenrod (bottom) is usually being blamed because we see those beautiful plumes of yellow fuzzy flowers!😀 Both bloom in late summer to early fall and will last until frost.
Goldenrod is a native perennial that would be a great addition to your garden or wildlife habitat. Survives on rainwater, provides shelter for beneficial insect larvae, attracts pest insects that are consumed by the beneficial insects, attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators - who then pollinate our gardens.
Ragweed was once a food source for Native Americans and has been found to be of use in up-taking heavy metals from our soils.

#KyAg365 #kacde #kacd

Fall is here!! Warm Days, Cool Nights and Allergies!!
On WFKN this morning for Conservation Fridays we talked about Ragweed vs Goldenrod. Ragweed (top) is the culprit for our itchy eyes and runny noses and one plant can send up 1 billion grains of pollen 😰. Goldenrod (bottom) is usually being blamed because we see those beautiful plumes of yellow fuzzy flowers!😀 Both bloom in late summer to early fall and will last until frost.
Goldenrod is a native perennial that would be a great addition to your garden or wildlife habitat. Survives on rainwater, provides shelter for beneficial insect larvae, attracts pest insects that are consumed by the beneficial insects, attracts bees, butterflies and other pollinators - who then pollinate our gardens.
Ragweed was once a food source for Native Americans and has been found to be of use in up-taking heavy metals from our soils.

#KyAg365 #kacde #kacd

Working for you!!#kacd #kacde #KyAg365 #TVA
09/23/2021
Annual Report 20-21 Simpson

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09/23/2021

The Simpson County Conservation Districts would like to announce that the application sign-up for the Kentucky State Cost Share Program is taken on a continuous basis. Applications include cost share requests for best management practices for Cropland, Livestock-Pastureland & Livestock-Animal Feeding Operations, and Forestland. The State Cost Share ranking deadline has been set by the Soil and Water Conservation Commission, and applications received up until October 29th will be included in this funding cycle. After that date, any applications taken will be for the next round of cost share in the 2022-2023 funding cycle. Cost share is limited to 75% of actual expenses, $20,000 maximum per application, and one application per funding cycle. To sign-up for state cost share or to obtain further information please contact the Simpson County Conservation Districts office at (270)850-3122.

08/25/2021

Contact Information: Michelle Estes
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 270-850-3122
Applications due by October 29,2021

Backyard Conservation Project - 2021 - 50/50 cost share ($100/$200). Call for your application now! 270-850-3122.Angela ...
06/25/2021

Backyard Conservation Project - 2021 - 50/50 cost share ($100/$200). Call for your application now! 270-850-3122.
Angela is combining raised bed and container gardening this year vs a conventional garden. Using old water troughs and flower containers, she is raising tomatoes, peppers, squash, cilantro, basil, rosemary and mint. Less weeds, comfortable height, easy to take care of, less water and easily harvested. Delicious meals this summer!!

Jumping into Pollinator Week (June 21-27) early.... 10 Types of Bees Found in Home Landscapes.  How many do you have?#Di...
06/17/2021

Jumping into Pollinator Week (June 21-27) early....
10 Types of Bees Found in Home Landscapes. How many do you have?

#DistrictsAtWork #conservationfridays #conserveky #ag365 #KOAP
#PollinatorWeek

Backyard Conservation Program 2021 Applications Available to All Franklin-Simpson residents. Limit One per Household.Cal...
06/15/2021

Backyard Conservation Program 2021 Applications Available to All Franklin-Simpson residents. Limit One per Household.
Call 270-850-3122 or email: [email protected] for more information.

#DistrictsAtWork #conserveky #conservationfridays

Backyard Conservation Program 2021 Applications Available to All Franklin-Simpson residents. Limit One per Household.
Call 270-850-3122 or email: [email protected] for more information.

#DistrictsAtWork #conserveky #conservationfridays

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1300 Bluegrass Road, Suite B
Franklin, KY
42134

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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(270) 850-3122

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We are so thankful for our network of ag literacy heroes! Just this past weekend, the Simpson County Conservation District used the goodies they have picked up through our workshops and literacy kits to help tell our farmers' stories. If you would like to get involved, take a look at what we have to offer. https://www.teachkyag.org/ag-literacy-network
A chapter of Wild Ones (www.wildones.org) has recently formed in Southern Kentucky. Their next meeting is on Thursday, March 12, at the River Birch Room at Lost River Cave (2818 Nashville Rd in Bowling Green). The speaker is Jeremy French, a wildlife biologist. Doors open at 5:30, program starts at 6:00. Everyone is welcome, and it's free!
WOW! Check out the vendors that will be at the SOKY Earth Day Festival/Cherry Blossom Festival on April 20th! 4H Clovercats 4H Golden Fleece Baxter's Art Boyscouts Boys & Girls Club of Franklin Simpson Bowling Green Computer Users Group Franklin Elementary School (Candy Stolt) Chaney's Dairy Barn Crossroad Flowers & Gifts Cub Scouts Edge Academy Farm House Products Franklin Favorite (sponsor) Franklin Garden Club Rotary Club of Franklin (sponsor) FSHS FFA Greenhouse Futures Begin Today Garden Spot Produce Habitat for Humanity Simpson County Harman (sponsor) Heartland Chia John's Pool Services KnightHorst Shredding LLC Little Bent Farm Mabarker's Bow Wow Biscuits The Macedonia Homestead McClain Farms Recycling in Franklin Red River Fiddlers Shelby Recycling Simply Made by L&L Simpson County Conservation District Simpson County Democratic Party Simpson County Literacy Center Simpson County Cooperative Extension Service Square to Square Ride The Air Plant Patch & The Blooming Tea Batch & Seasons To Season The Works on Sinking Creek @WRECC