MIDDLE SOUTH GEORGIA SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Middle South Georgia Soil and Water Conservation District is one of 40 conservation districts in the state of GA. Our district was created in 1945 in the aftermath of the Dust Bowl and currently encompasses nine counties in southern and southwest Georgia.
As a legal subdivision of the state of Georgia, Middle South SWCD bridges the gap between federal and state resource management agencies and the local people; this allows decisions about natural resource issues and conservation problems to be made at a local level, with technical and financial assistance provided by the government. Middle South Georgia Conservation District comprises Ben Hill, Brooks, Colquitt, Crisp, Irwin, Thomas, Tift, Turner, and Worth Counties
district projects and events
56th Annual Conservationist of the Year Awards Banquet
Middle South Georgia SWCD recognizes outstanding stewardship by selecting an individual/entity from each county to hold the title as that county’s Conservationist of the Year. These landowners are rewarded with an award ceremony, certificates from the district chairman and a custom road sign to display their title on their land.
Conservation grants available for education
Feb 2018 – District poster contest winner advances to national competition [printed in Quitman Free Press] (https://2372.newstogo.us/editionviewer/jumptopage.aspx?jumpid=1923457&memberid=2372)
Feb 2018 – Conservation district to award scholarships, cash prizes [printed in Thomasville Times-Enterprise] (http://www.timesenterprise.com/news/local_news/conservation-district-to-award-scholarships-cash- prizes/article_98ff2690-b3e3-52e0-90c4-dca34be2adf6.html)
Mar 2018 – Conservation grants available for education [printed in The Moultrie Observer] (http://www.moultrieobserver.com/news/local_news/conservation-grants-available-for- education/article_cc6d3708-2630-11e8-b29f-9f0531794eb2.html)
Mar 2018 – Smith Brothers Farms & Cattle honored at banquet [printed in Thomasville Times- Enterprise] (http://www.timesenterprise.com/news/local_news/smith-brothers-farms-and-cattle-honored-at- banquet/article_011e4036-a4ed-5695-ad8b-9b5f9c01a5a9.html)
Apr 2018 – L&J Golden Farms named ‘Conservationist of the Year’ [printed in The Tifton Gazette] (http://www.tiftongazette.com/news/l-j-golden-farms-named-conservationist-of-the- year/article_8bd6f598-393c-11e8-8f67-134f080a0e13.html)
The Middle South Georgia Conservation District meets the first Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Tift County USDA Service Center, 1468 Carpenter Rd., Tifton, GA, 31793. To access previous meeting minutes and documents, please click below.