REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (OFSWCD) is pleased to announce the officer slate for 2020-21 as confirmed by the OFSWCD Board and Delegates.
During the Annual Conservation Partnership Meeting, held virtually this year, Matt Peart, a Wayne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Supervisor, assumed the role of the President. Other officers are: Jeff Duling, a Putnam SWCD Supervisor, 1st Vice President; Samantha Steiner, a Warren SWCD Supervisor, 2nd Vice President; Dave Anspach, a Clermont SWCD Supervisor, Secretary-Treasurer; and, Bob Short, a Williams SWCD Supervisor, who completed his two-year role as President, Past President.
This meeting brought together hundreds of conservation leaders throughout the state, including Supervisors and staff from Ohio’s 88 county SWCDs, and staff from the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service.
As newly elected President Peart, a first-generation farmer from West Salem, took the helm of the organization, he offered the following comments, “It is not one person, committee or game plan that makes the difference. It is a team with the same heart and the same goals that will make an impact and a difference for the betterment of conservation in Ohio.”
The OFSWCD is a non-profit organization providing support and assistance to Ohio’s 88 county Soil and Water Conservation Districts. County SWCDs provide a variety of conservation related assistance and programs to landowners and user’s of Ohio’s working lands — working hard to keep soils productive and waters clean throughout the state of Ohio.
— Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
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