Public Relations

Continuous program to help people understand what a Conservation District is, what is does, and why it is important

Good public relations will:

  • Ensure that localities and citizens are aware of the availability of District programs
  • Build rapport with other groupsPicture10
  • Increase inter-agency relations
  • Improve the quality of people who serve a District as Directors
  • Increase the amount of funding Districts receive


  • Directors must be engaged with the public – Don’t sell yourself or your District short as a local resource!
    • Directors must develop strong relationships with local officials.
    • Your elected position is as important.
    • You are the voice for Natural Resource Issues
    • Sending Staff is rarely as effective.

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Stay Connected:

  • Personal Contacts
  • Community Meetings
  • Newsletters
  • Conservation Directories
  • Radio and Newspaper Spots
  • Videos
  • Field Days and Demonstrations
  • Presentations
  • Personal Invitations to District Functions and Meetings
  • Annual Meetings
  • Awards Banquets including Clean Water Farm Awards
  • Legislative Breakfasts
  • Workshops on Topics of Interest
  • Websites

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Services to the Locality

  • Planning Departments
  • Public Works Departments
  • Utilities/Public Grounds
  • Economic Development
  • Health Department
  • Other County Committees

Services to Producers

  • Traditional Farm Sector
  • Transitioning Farm Community

Services to Educators

  • K-12Picture9
  • Governor’s School
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Private/Home Schools

Services to Landowners

  • Homeowners
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Civic Groups and Associations

Services to Business Community

  • Landscapers
  • Greenhouses
  • Building Contractors
  • Local Businesses and Business Associations

Partner Agencies and Non- profits