Owen SWCD Hosts 66th Annual Meeting
Members of Owen County S.O.U.N.D.S. entertained those in attendance for the Owen County Soil & Water Conservation District’s 66th annual dinner meeting, held in the Christian Life Center of the Spencer First Christian Church. (Staff Photo)
Steve Worland had the pleasure of honoring Sean Huss, a hard working Owen County 4-Her and member of the Owen Valley FFA, as the SWCD’s 2012 Partner for Excellence in 4-H. Sean is the son of Lee and Karen Huss. (Staff Photo)
Steve Worland is shown here with JC Linville and Charlotte Sullivan, who accepted the SWCD’s 2012 Conservation Partner in Habitat Rehabilitation award on behalf of the Linville-Sullivan family. The family placed nearly 190 acres of land into the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), creating habitat for wildlife, reducing soil run-off and thereby helping to create a cleaner and greener Owen County. (Staff Photo)
Indiana FFA State President Cameron Mann, a graduate of Cloverdale High School, served as the night’s featured speaker. Mann, the daughter of Robert and Malinda Mann, will begin her studies at Purdue in the fall of 2013, majoring in Agricultural Communications. (Staff Photo) Brad Thurston, shown here with wife, Deb, and Steve Worland (left) of the SWCD’s Board of Supervisors, was honored as the SWCD’s 2012 Conservation Partner in Forestry. Thurston has worked closely with District Forester Ralph Unversaw to undertake tree stand improvement and removal of invasive species, all the while placing more than 800 acres of his land into Classified Forest and Wildland Habitat near Cataract. Additionally, Thurston has endowed Owen County’s first Legacy Forest. (Staff Photo)
Steve Worland (left) presented the 2012 Conservation Partner in Media Excellence award to Spencer Evening World Editor Travis Curry. Prior to the presentation, Worland noted that the SEW has “given generous press coverage to our endeavors, thereby allowing the Owen County SWCD to share with all residents the efforts undertaken during the year. The SEW and World Arts, Inc. offer invaluable advice and direction throughout the year and particularly with the makeup of our annual published report.” (Staff Photo)
Steve Worland, shown here with his wife, Ann, was recognized as a 2012 River Friendly Farmer of Indiana. In addition, Worland was honored for his many years of service on the Owen County SWCD’s Board of Supervisors. Worland recently announced his decision to retire from the board after 24 years of dedicated service. (Staff Photo)
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