Press release by Conservation Districts of Iowa Executive Director Clare Lindahl, reprinted with permission.
Tim Palmer of Iowa was elected and sworn in as the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) First Vice President during their 71st Annual Meeting held January 28 to February 1, 2017.
Palmer has been a Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner since 2003. He is past president of Conservation Districts of Iowa and a former Governor appointee of the State Soil Conservation Committee. Palmer served as an Executive Board Member for the National Association of Conservation Districts where he represented Iowa and 7 other corn belt states prior to becoming First Vice President last week. He chaired the Natural Resource Policy Committee and was a steering committee member on the National Conservation Planning Partnership. Palmer is a recipient of the Conservation Districts of Iowa Honorary Member Award, State Division of Soil Conservation Award and NACD President’s Award.
Palmer has been farming for 40 years. He has row corn, soybeans and cattle and numerous conservation practices on his farm including cover crops, no-till, grassed waterways, terraces and forage rotations.
“Protecting, conserving and enhancing resources – natural and other – is a long win consisting of a huge number of smaller victories. I am honored to be part of the national voice for local conservation district concerns and priorities” Palmer stated.
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state associations and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards.
Conservation Districts of Iowa (CDI) is the non-profit organization that represents the state’s 100 Soil and Water Conservation District, 500 men and women elected to these boards and the District staff they employ.
For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, CDI and the Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District, visit: www.nacdnet.org, www.cdiowa.org and www.madison-swcd.org.