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 SCCD Updates

 

The Snyder County Conservation District (SCCD), along with AgChoice Farm Credit, Mifflinburg Bank & Trust, First National Bank, Valley Ag & Turf, Doebler’s, RHP Law Group, LLC and RJ Hoffman & Sons, Inc., will host an agricultural winter meeting on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Road near Selinsgrove. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Pesticide, Nutrient Management and Manure Hauler/Broker Credits are scheduled to be given from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Topics include: current status of agricultural & environmental issues, perspectives from an attorney, understanding plant growth & development for better management, controlling large animal agricultural pests, pesticide labels, transportation & storage, controlling herbicide resistant weeds, new weed control measures, and Conservation District & USDA program updates. Click here to download a brochure regarding the meeting.

The fee to attend is $5.00 per person. Pay at the door. Call 570-837-3000, x110, for reservations at the Conservation District Office (sccd@ptd.net) by Friday, January 30, 2015.

 
The Mifflin, Juniata, Perry and Snyder County Conservation Districts will host a local partners meeting for excavators, contractors and municipalities on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Central Juniata EMS Building, 47 CJEMS Lane, Mifflintown. Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and the meeting is from 8:20 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Topics include: Chapter 102 (erosion & sedimentation) and Chapter 105 (streams) updates, permitting procedures, PA One Call and installing erosion prevention practices.

The fee to attend is $5.00 per person. Registration with enclosed funds is due February 1, payable to the Snyder County Conservation District. Phone: 570-837-3000, x110.

Click here for a brochure. (8.5" x 14" paper needed.)

Financial and other support for this meeting is provided by the following sponsors: Gold: LB Water and PA One Call Systems, Inc.; Silver: KW Enterprises; Bronze: Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., Larson Design Group, KB Industries.

 

The Snyder County Conservation District will host its annual awards banquet on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Christ Community United Methodist Church, 3939 Park Road near Selinsgrove. Traditionally, many individuals, organizations and FFA members are honored for their efforts toward conservation.

This year's guest speaker will be Jim Brubaker, Lewisburg crop and livestock farmer who recently visited Alaska and will talk about the state’s agriculture.

Tickets may be purchased from Conservation District Directors and Associate Directors or at the Conservation District office during regular work hours. Ticket prices are as follows: Adults are $15.00, children ages 5 to 10 are $8.00 and children under 5 are free.  Please purchase tickets by Friday, March 6. For more information, please contact us at 570-837-3000, x110 or sccd@ptd.net.

 

The Snyder County Conservation District is currently selling a large selection of bird feeders, as well as suet and bird seed. Click to view or download a description of what we have.

We also are selling bat houses for $40.00 each.

Questions? Call us at 570-837-3000 or email us at sccd@ptd.net.

 

The Snyder County Conservation District (SCCD) would like to invite all women to the 8th annual Women in Ag Forum from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the Shade Mountain Winery north of Middleburg along PA Route 104.  Scheduled speakers include:

  • Rose Weir, Snyder County Children & Youth Services
  • Jill Weaver, NRCS Supervisory District Conservationist, on Soil Health
  • Karen Hackman, Local Attorney at Law, on Farm Family Businesses
  • Evangelical Community Hospital on Osteoporosis
  • Also, former members of the All-American Girl’s Professional Baseball League from the 1940s—1950s have been invited to speak.

Each attendee will receive a free soil test kit. 

Please come and join us for a fun and relaxing day. A catered lunch will be provided at $5.00 per person.  Please contact Renee Swineford, SCCD Administrative Assistant at 570-837-3000, extension 110, for reservations by Friday, March 27.

Financial and other support for this project is provided by the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. through a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

 

The Snyder County Conservation District (SCCD) will be holding its annual tree, seed, and plant sale again this year. Items for sale include evergreens, dogwood, arborvitae, driftroses, fruit trees, strawberries, asparagus crowns, potted perennials, seed mixes, tree tubes, bluebird boxes, bat boxes and completed rain barrels.

Visit or call our office and ask for an order form. An order form will be available on this website soon.

We will be accepting orders, with payment, until April 6. People can pick up their orders at our office, 10541 Route 522, Middleburg, ONLY on Thursday, April 16 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. OR Friday, April 17 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.

A rain barrel workshop was held at the SCCD office on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, starting at 6:00 p.m.

Click here for more details. The meeting was in cooperation with the Lower Penns Creek Watershed Association. For more information about rain barrels, contact Jason Winey, Watershed Specialist, at 570-837-3000, x112. 

The Snyder County Conservation District has office space available for rent. Contact either Craig Bingman, District Manager (x114), or Renee Swineford, Administrative Assistant (x110), at 570-837-3000, for inquiries. General email: sccd@ptd.net

The State Conservation Commission (SCC) is again offering a tax credit program (REAP) again for farmers who have:

  1. Already have installed best management practices (BMPs), or
  2. Plan to do so by June 2015.

Tax Credits may also go towards the purchase of no-till planting and other certain equipment. Costs not covered by financial assistance programs for farmers to hire people to write manure management plans (MMPs), nutrient management plans (NMPs), conservation plans or agricultural erosion & sedimentation (Ag. E&S) plans are also eligible.

Contact Barry Spangler (SCCD Ag. Conservation Technician, 570-837-3000, x118) or Joel Semke (SCCD REAP Administrator, 717-787-8821) for more information.

PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has produced a Manure Management Plan (MMP) workbook required for farmers to complete who produce, handle or spread manure and are not required to have a nutrient management plan such as concentrated animal operations (CAOs) and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Individuals who even raise one steer, one goat, one sheep, etc., are required to have a MMP.

Questions about environmental regulations or manure management planning can be forwarded to Barry Spangler, Agricultural Conservation Technician, 570-837-3000, x118. You can also go to our Agricultural Erosion Prevention, Agricultural Nutrient Management and Agricultural Conservation Assistance web pages for more information.

Note: Two workshops are planned regarding manure management and how to use the PaOneStop web based mapping system. Stay tuned for more updates or call Barry Spangler, Agriculture Conservation Technician, at 570-837-3000, x118.

The SCCD encourages any person who raises livestock and/or crops (no matter the number or type) to contact us. We will schedule to meet with you to explain what is required. It is better to meet with us now instead of meeting someone else later (e.g.: DEP, US Environmental Protection Agency) during a random inspection or responding to a complaint.

Recent Happenings: Go to "Conservation News" section of this web page for additional details.

What's New:

News Release:

Effective Now:

  • Notice! Farmers and anyone else who manage, produce, receive or use manure must have a Manure Management Plan!
Upcoming Events:

Non-SCCD Events:

 

 General Information

A conservation district is a subdivision of state government that follows county lines as boundaries. Funding for the conservation district's programs is obtained from the Snyder County Commissioners, PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and other agencies. The Snyder County Conservation District (SCCD) was founded in 1956.

A partial list of what we are involved with includes:
The Snyder County Conservation District (SCCD) is governed by a seven member board of volunteer directors. The Board of Directors meet monthly to plan and direct local conservation issues. To accomplish their goals and objectives, the board relies on their staff, paid employs of the Conservation District, and cooperating agencies such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), PA State Conservation Commission (SCC) PA Game Commission, PA Fish & Boat Commission, PA Bureau of Forestry, Farm Service Agency, Penn State Cooperative Extension, among others. 
 

 Contact Information

 
Snyder County Conservation District
sccd@ptd.net
 
10541 Route 522
Middleburg, PA 17842
Phone: (570) 837-3000
Fax: (570) 837-7300
 
Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 

 Office Space for Rent

 

The Snyder County Conservation District has office space available for rent. Contact either Craig Bingman, District Manager (x114), or Renee Swineford, Administrative Assistant (x110), at 570-837-3000, for inquiries. General email: sccd@ptd.net

 

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A message brought to you by Renee Swineford, SCCD Administrative Assistant 
 

 SCCD Conservation News

 SCCD Upcoming Events

 Summary Link Web Part

 A Message for Farmers, Livestock & Equine Onwers

 

Farmers, Livestock & Horse Owners ...

Do You Have the Following?



Nutrient or Manure Management Plan?
Ag. E&S or Conservation Plan?

 

If yes, are they up to date? If not, meet with the Snyder County Conservation District as soon as possible. We will explain what is required of you and point you to the right direction. PA DEP has been conducting inspections throughout Snyder County to determine if farmers are following the new regulations.

 

Contact us and go to our Agricultural Nutrient Management and Agricultural Erosion Prevention web pages for more details.

 

 

 SCCD Publications & Links

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 Cooperating Agencies: External Links

 Other Groups & Contacts: (External Links)