Leadership Development Workshop
February 20-21, 2019
At the 2018 Leadership Development Workshop in Temple. Left to right: Volney Hough, ATSWCD president; Brent Van Dyke, NACD president; Tamara Daniel, ATSWCD Executive Director; Bob Brockman, TCAWS chairman.
Kendria Ray, TSSWCB Area II Representative presents
"Things to Be Aware of and Things to Beware of".
The workshop wrapped up with lunch at the TSSWCB and ATSWCD offices. Left to right: Clyde Gottschalk, TSSWCB Program Specialist in the State Office; Volney Hough, ATSWCD president; Rex Isom, TSSWCB Executive Director.
SWCD District Directors and Clerks from across the state attended the
2018 Leadership Development Workshop
held February 27 - 28, 2018 in Temple.
Join Us at the Texas State Capitol for Conservation District Day !
March 21, 2019
Brent Van Dyke, president of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), related the most current information from Washington, D.C., including NACD's active role in the 2018 Farm Bill, USDA reorganization and developing partnerships.
Van Dyke is a life-long resident of New Mexico, operating irrigated alfalfa and coastal Bermuda hay farms in Lea County, NM and cotton farms in Plains, TX, as well as a commercial registered cattle operation in southeastern NM.
The keynote speaker of the 2018 District Directors' Leadership Development Workshop has served on his local SWCD Board and was NACD's Southwest Region representative before being elected as president of NACD.
Van Dyke served 15 years as a contract advisor for agricultural projects in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. His local, national and international ag and conservation experiences uniquely qualify him as president of the national organization.
SWCD Directors and Clerks
Make plans now to attend the annual Leadership Development Workshop
February 20-21, 2019 in Temple, TX
For more information about TSSRM's
Youth Range Workshop,
eligibility requirements and application:
Or contact Jenny Pluhar at 806-679-8729
Scholarships may be available through your local SWCD
Conserving and Protecting the Soil and Water Resources of Texas
Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts
The Association of
Parliamentary procedure is a popular segment of the workshop, using humor in a mock District Directors' Board Meeting, as Directors and Clerks learn the right and wrong ways to conduct business.