Stories by Yvonne Ackerman

Ahh … the sweet smell of spring

Thursday, April 15, 2010

At the Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District, we seem to be getting an increasing number of calls related to the smell and handling of manure. So, I thought it fitting to mention just how pollution complaints work, in regards to manure. Lucky for me, most of our complaints this year have been related to […]

SWCDs: It’s all about local priorities

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Probably one of the most insightful things I’ve ever heard is a quote by the French writer and philosopher Voltaire: “When it is a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.” The quote seemed appropriate to mention since Ohio’s 88 soil and water conservation districts receive funding through tax dollars. If you are […]

So what is a conservation district, and what can it do for me?

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What is a soil and water conservation district? For the life of me, I can’t come up with a simple answer.


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About Yvonne

Yvonne Ackerman is the District Program Administrator for Harrison Soil & Water Conservation District. Ackerman was raised in rural Monroe County, the daughter of a coal miner. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Communications from the Ohio State University and has been working with Ohio conservation districts since 2004. Contact Ackerman at 740-942-8837 or email