USDA Farmers.gov: Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett Sparked the Creation of a Conservation Agency

Today’s farmers, ranchers and private forest landowners are better prepared to maintain healthy and resilient soils due to the tireless efforts and contributions of Dr. Hugh Hammond Bennett, the Soil Conservation Service’s first Chief. Bennett was born 140 years ago on April 15, 1881. 

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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian 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.