Inside the BARN with NACD President-elect Michael Crowder…
COVID-19 Impacts. Increased Funding Request, Pollinator Guide & Conservation Education Hub, Envirothon Cancelled & More
(BARN Media / FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) April 16, 2020 – Within this month’s interview with the National Association of Conservation Districts… First Vice-President Michael Crowder discusses several issues pertinent to the agriculture, locally-led conservation efforts and to the NACD, including:
- NACD & the COVID-19 situation
- NACD requests increased funding during Virtual Advocacy Day
- NACD submits letter to Congress requesting support and funding for America’s conservation districts in future stimulus bills
- NACD’s requests Congress through the annual appropriations cycle to invest in greater conservation
- NACD’s Pollinator Guide and Conservation Education Hub
- NACD cancels 2020 NCF-Envirothon competition
- Important CACD event Information too
- & MORE
Learn more about NACD First Vice President Michael Crowder
Crowder holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in natural resources and environmental sciences, as well as numerous conservation awards, including Benton County and Washington state’s “Wildlife Farmer of the Year” awards, the Washington Association of Conservation Districts’ “Young Tiger” award, and Ducks Unlimited “Wood Duck,” “Bronze Mallard,” and “Silver Mallard” awards.
For eight years, Crowder taught wetland restoration, wildlife science, and ecology as an adjunct professor at Washington State University Tri-Cities. He currently manages farming operations in Illinois and Washington state, and is actively involved in the management of his family’s third-generation farm in Indiana. He serves as the national director for the Washington Association of Conservation Districts and NACD board representative for Washington state. Crowder also sits on several Benton County boards.
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 – http://www.nacdnet.org/
And for more information about the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, an NACD Member – http://coloradoacd.org/