Check out the latest report on what happened this past year and what we are working on for the year ahead.
Cost-Share Grant for 2023
Agate Conservation District is pleased to announce they have received a $25,000 grant to assist landowners implement projects and practices intended to improve rangeland health. Deadline to apply is March 3, 2023! For full details please visit: 2023 Rangeland Health Matching Grant.
Programs and Services
We provide assistance, information and technical support for your plans, year in, year out, but we also provide equipment leasing & cost-share programs for perennially needed items that help all in our district in information and overall land health:
Support of local organizations which encourage youth interest in agriculture and promote conservation continues to be a priority of the Agate Conservation District.
Elbert County Living Snow Fence Partnership
Agate Conservation District welcomes the opportunity to partner with counties in our district on future living snow fence projects.
Living snow fences benefit many in our district – from costs expended to keep roads open during inclement weather to providing a living infrastructure that invests in the overall resiliency of our landscape in face of changing climate cycles, we welcome opportunities to invest in projects that benefit our current needs as well as the needs for future generations.
Agate School District
Local students volunteered time to help plant replacement trees in two living snow fences that were planted in the spring of 2022.
Agate Conservation District is proud to continue our partnership with the Agate School District. This year, Agate’s fifth and sixth grade students participated in a poster contest sponsored by the district.
2022 Poster Contest Winners for Theme: “Healthy Soil, Healthy Life”
Elbert County 4-H
In addition to working with local students in the classroom, the Agate Conservation District is pleased to continue our tradition of supporting local 4-H chapters.
We were again, a proud buckle co-sponsor at the Elbert County Fair this year.
Board of Supervisors
Meet New Board Member Jesse Jolly
In 2022, we welcomed a new supervisor to the Board. Jesse Jolly was appointed to replace Casey Craven, who resigned in the fall.
Agate Conservation District is fortunate to have Jesse Jolly serving as a member of its Board of Supervisors.
A lifetime resident of the area, Jesse graduated from Agate High School.
After earning his degree in Ag Business from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Jesse returned to work on the ranch that has been in his family for four generations.
Welcome Aboard, Jesse!
2023 Board of Supervisors Election is May 2, 2023
The next election of supervisors will be held in May of 2023.
Supervisors elected in 2020 and 2022 will serve 3-year terms.
Beginning in 2023, special district elections will move to odd-numbered years. Supervisors elected in 2023 (or later) will serve 4-year terms.
Visit our 2023 Call for Nominations post to learn how you can be a part of our dedicated Board of Supervisors team.
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