Efforts awarded by Jefferson SWCD


WINTERSVILLE, Ohio – The Jefferson Soil and Water Conservation District celebrated its 64th annual meeting and banquet at St. Florian Hall Oct. 23. The district presented the Colors of Our Watershed video production during the evening.
Also, two supervisors to the district board were elected from a slate of five candidates.
Charlie Cleaver and Sherry Finney, both of Mount Pleasant, were elected to three-year terms on the district board of supervisors.
Farmer of the Year. During the meeting, Rebecca and Angelo Corso received the 2007 Farmer of the Year award for their work on Modransky’s Stock Farm in East Springfield. It has been used to raise cattle, Shetland ponies, quarter horses, pigs, sheep and goats through the years.
Working with the District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service staff, many conservation improvements have been made recently, including a heavy-use pad, stream crossings for cattle, fencing, critical area seeding and a nutrient management plan was developed.
In addition to Farmer of the Year, Virginia Young of the Jefferson County Christian School received the Teacher of the Year award. Young nurtures hands-on learning techniques and plans her field trips with a conservation connection.
Distinguished service. During the evening, the Jefferson District board of supervisors recognized three distinguished service award winners.

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