06-14-18 Inside the NACD with President Brent Van Dyke: Farm Bills, RCPP, EQIP, CRP, NRCS Staffing, NACD Summer Meeting and More…

Inside the NACD with First VP Brent Van Dyke…

(BARN Media – Briggsdale, CO) June 14, 2018 – Joining me on the Colorado Ag News Network inside the BARN is Brent Van Dyke, President of the National Association of Conservation Districts discussing several topics including:

  • Western Drought & Wildfires
  • Senate’s Version of Farm Bill Passes Ag Committee
  • House Farm Bill Update
  • Upcoming NACD Summer Meeting
  • & More


BIOGRAPHY: NACD President Brent Van Dyke is a retired teacher and FFA advisor from Hobbs, New Mexico. He has worked for the State Department, specifically U.S.A.I.D., for more than 15 years as a contract advisor for agricultural projects in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Van Dyke served as vice president of New Mexico Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as the board of supervisors chair for Lea County Soil and Water Conservation District. He was elected to represent NACD’s Southwest Region on the executive board in 2011.

A life-long resident of New Mexico, Van Dyke and his wife Kim farm irrigated alfalfa and coastal Bermuda hay in Lea County, New Mexico, and cotton in Plains, Texas. They also run a commercial and registered cattle operation in Southeastern New Mexico.


The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on private and public lands in the United States.

NACD’s mission is to promote the wise and responsible use of natural resources for all lands by representing locally-led conservation districts and their associations through grassroots advocacy, education and partnerships.
The association was founded on the philosophy that conservation decisions should be made at the local level with technical and funding assistance from federal, state and local governments and the private sector. As the national voice for all conservation districts, NACD supports voluntary, incentive-driven natural resource conservation programs that benefit all citizens.

NACD maintains relationships with organizations and government agencies; publishes information about districts; works with leaders in agriculture, conservation, environment, education, industry and other fields; and provides services to its districts. The association’s programs and activities aim to advance conservation led by local districts and the millions of cooperating landowners and land managers they serve.

Learn more online @ http://www.nacdnet.org/

And for more information about the Colorado Association of Conservation Districts, an NACD Member –  http://coloradoacd.org/