Inside the BARN with NACD Secretary-Treasurer Ian Cunningham…

His Background and family operation in MN, Cunninham’s Testimony to US House Subcommittee rwgarding Soil Health, Gray Wolf Delisting Comment Period Deadline, Farm Bill Implementation Update on Title II Conservation, Upcoming Signups & Deadlines, 2019 NACD Summer Conference in South Dakota, Upcoming CACD Events & More

BRIGGSDALE, CO – June 27, 2019 Within the interview with Ian Cunningham, Secretary-Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Conservation Districts, he weighs in on several issues from his home state of Minnnesota, including:


Learn more about NACD Secretary-Treasurer Ian Cunningham below

NACD Secretary-Treasurer Ian Cunningham owns and operates a fifth-generation family farm, Cunningham Family Farm, LLC,  with his son Richard just outside of Pipestone, Minn. An NACD Soil Health Champion, Cunningham was an early adopter of soil health practices like cover crops, no-till and strip till. Cunningham is a district supervisor for Pipestone Soil and Water Conservation District in the southwest corner of the state and has served on the board since 1999. He climbed the ranks of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD), serving as area secretary-treasurer, area co-director, area director, state board member, vice president and president of the state association. Cunningham first became involved with NACD as a member of the board of directors in 2012. He served on the district outlook task force, the farm bill task force, and served as chairman of the association’s legislative committee. Most recently, Cunningham served as the North Central Region Representative on NACD’s executive board. In addition to his previous work on the Couteau des Prairie Resource Conservation and Development Council and his leadership at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, Cunningham remains an active member in his community, serving on the Pipestone Area Community Foundation board of directors and as a member of the Al Opland Singers since 1988.

The National Association of Conservation District’s mission is to serve conservation districts by providing national leadership and a unified voice for natural resource conservation. For more information about the National Association of Conservation Districts –

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By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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