The Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Resources Conservation Fund (ARCF) provides cost-share assistance to Tennessee landowners to help reduce agricultural water pollution. This assistance is facilitated primarily through Soil Conservation Districts although Resource Conservation and Development Councils, universities, and other agricultural associations may participate. The Program Manager for the past 23 years has been James Nance. At the end of June, Conservation Districts, NRCS Personnel, TDA employees and others bade farewell to Mr. Nance as program manager.
On June 21st a reception was held in his honor at the Ed Jones Auditorium located at the Ellington Ag Center. Visitors from across the state were at the reception to let Jim know what an honor it had been to work with him and to show appreciation for his efforts to assist landowners install Best Management Practices (BMP’s), educate the public regarding soil erosion/water quality problems and for his professionalism and passion with which he did his job.
Jim stated, “I cannot begin to adequately express my thanks and sincere appreciation for your response to my leaving TDA. The ways you have let me know about that have been, and continue to be, overwhelming. It is a reflection of the kind of people you are, and in turn has made it my honor and privilege to know you and to work with you.”
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On Tuesday, March 20th, TACD promoted the cause of conservation districts at the Tennessee Legislative Plaza at Ag on the Hill 2012. TACD and over 35 other agricultural stakeholders had displays and demonstrations at the annual event.
Ray Weaver, President of TACD, Sara Steelman (Coffee County), Carol Edwards (Davidson County) and Andrea Northcutt (Coffee County) staffed the inside display and Greg Brann (NRCS), Donna Garrettson (NRCS) and John Rissler (NRCS) staffed the rain fall simulator at the outside display. Hundreds of legislators, staff and others visited.
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