Highland SWCD 80th Annual Meeting


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Pictured (l-r) are Highland SWCD board member Dan Chambers, district technician Chuck Williams, Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan, Highland SWCD Chairman Kyle Mustard, operations manager Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD Fiscal Agent Jim Carr, district resource specialist Nathan Burns, Highland SWCD noard member Chris Cox and Highland SWCD Vice Chairman Jeff Roehm.

Pictured (l-r) are Highland SWCD board member Dan Chambers, district technician Chuck Williams, Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan, Highland SWCD Chairman Kyle Mustard, operations manager Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD Fiscal Agent Jim Carr, district resource specialist Nathan Burns, Highland SWCD noard member Chris Cox and Highland SWCD Vice Chairman Jeff Roehm.


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Pictured (l-r) are Highland SWCD Board Chairman Kyle Mustard; 2022 Cooperators of Year Kyle Kisling, Rick Kisling and Brett Kisling of Diven Springs Farm; and Highland SWCD Fiscal Agent Jim Carr.


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The 80th Annual Meeting of the Highland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was held on Oct. 13 at the Barn at Hidden Ridge. During the meeting several awards were presented, including land judging, Envirothon and conservation poster contest winners recognized.

Rick, Kyle and Brett Kisling of Diven Springs Farm took home top honors at this years’ Annual Meeting by being named the 2022 Cooperator of the Year by the Highland SWCD supervisors and staff. The Kislings were selected due to their devotion to agricultural and the determination to improve soil health and water quality throughout their pastureland operation. They have worked diligently to install much-needed conservation practices on their farms and are well-respected leaders in the agricultural industry.

Diven Springs Farm serves as an example of how to incorporate best management practices that will protect the natural resources.

The election of supervisors for the board of the Highland Soil & Water Conservation District was also held during the 80th Annual Meeting. There were three candidates running this year for two available positions serving a three-year term beginning January 2023. The candidates on the ballot were Jim Carr, Andrew Davis and Kyle Mustard. When the election results were tallied, Carr and Mustard were re-elected to serve on the Highland SWCD Board of Supervisors with fellow members, Dan Chambers, Jeff Roehm and Chris Cox.

A special presentation was held during the meeting to honor the Highland SWCD board members and staff for their 80th anniversary. Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan presented a proclamation declaring Oct. 13, 2022 as Soil and Water Conservation Day in celebration of the Highland SWCD being the first conservation district being formed in the state 80 years ago to promote the wise use of our natural resources.

Submitted by Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD district operations manager.

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CUTLINE for Diven Springs Farm 22 Cooperator of Year

CUTLINE for Proclamation:

Pictured (l-r) are Highland SWCD board member Dan Chambers, district technician Chuck Williams, Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan, Highland SWCD Chairman Kyle Mustard, operations manager Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD Fiscal Agent Jim Carr, district resource specialist Nathan Burns, Highland SWCD noard member Chris Cox and Highland SWCD Vice Chairman Jeff Roehm.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/10/web1_Pic-1.jpgPictured (l-r) are Highland SWCD board member Dan Chambers, district technician Chuck Williams, Highland County Commissioner Jeff Duncan, Highland SWCD Chairman Kyle Mustard, operations manager Pam Bushelman, Highland SWCD Fiscal Agent Jim Carr, district resource specialist Nathan Burns, Highland SWCD noard member Chris Cox and Highland SWCD Vice Chairman Jeff Roehm. Submitted photo

Pictured (l-r) are Highland SWCD Board Chairman Kyle Mustard; 2022 Cooperators of Year Kyle Kisling, Rick Kisling and Brett Kisling of Diven Springs Farm; and Highland SWCD Fiscal Agent Jim Carr.
https://www.timesgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2022/10/web1_Pic-2.jpgPictured (l-r) are Highland SWCD Board Chairman Kyle Mustard; 2022 Cooperators of Year Kyle Kisling, Rick Kisling and Brett Kisling of Diven Springs Farm; and Highland SWCD Fiscal Agent Jim Carr. Submitted photo

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