12-13-16 Inside the NACD with CEO Jeremy Peters and President Lee McDaniel: Congressional Recap & Annual Meeting Preview…

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(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) December 13, 2016 – Joining me on the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Jeremy Peters, CEO and Lee McDaniel President of the National Association of Conservation Districts discussing several topics including:

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BIOGRAPHIES:

nacd-president-lee-mcdanielNational Association of Conservation District President Lee McDaniel operates his family’s Indian Spring Farm in Darlington, Maryland. He has served on the Harford Soil Conservation District’s board since 1997 and as chairman of board since 2005. He has served two terms as president of the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (from 2005 to 2009), and on the NACD Board of Directors and Executive Board since 2005. McDaniel holds a B.S. in agricultural economics from Cornell University. McDaniel and his wife Connie, a retired school teacher, grow corn, soybeans, and alfalfa on their 850-acre farm. Conservation practices on the farm include cover crops, no-till, grassed waterways, diversions, spring developments, strip cropping, stream bank protection, grassed and wooded buffers, and stream crossings.

jeremy-peters-ceo-nacdNACD CEO Jeremy Peters returned to NACD from American Farmland Trust in October 2014 to serve as COO. In April 2015, he took on the role of CEO, managing the association and leading advocacy efforts on behalf of the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts. Earlier in his career, Peters served as the NACD Legislative Affairs Manager, and directed climate, conservation, and energy programs for National Farmers Union. He also has worked on Capitol Hill for former Congressman Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., who sat on the House Agriculture Committee and the Ways and Means Committee. Peters grew up on a family farm raising beef cattle in rural southwest Virginia. He holds two bachelor’s degrees in political science and history from Emory and Henry College, and a Master of Public Administration degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 

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/