79th Annual SWCD Meeting and Supervisor Elections
Noble Soil & Water Conservation District 79th Annual Meeting and Banquet
The Noble Soil and Water Conservation District held its 79th Annual Meeting and Banquet on October 21st, 2021, at the Noble County Community Center. The evening started out by voting for SWCD board members. The two candidates running for positions on the Board of Supervisors, were Sam Schneeberger and Levi Fogle. The supervisors elected were Sam Schneeberger and Levi Fogle; their three year term will begin January 1, 2022. Richard Gessel, SWCD board chairman, started off the evening with the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Don Archer, SWCD fiscal agent, with the Invocation. The guests of 70 plus enjoyed a barbeque dinner catered and prepared by Tim and Jody Parsons’, owners of Hog Hollow BBQ, from Beverly. During dinner the crowd enjoyed a power point presentation covering the Noble Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2021 Year in Review. After dinner, Dave Schott, District Administrator and Wildlife/Forestry Specialist, for Noble SWCD recognized all the special guest, including elected officials, area agency workers and any election candidates. Dave, then introduced the 2021 “Cooperator of the Year Award” to the owners and operators of Hilltop Cattle Company, Randy, and Marissa Depuy. Randy, his wife, Marissa, and their children Hannah, Katie, and Easton, have worked beef cattle for 20 years on their 160-acre operation, in Noble Township, in Noble County. The Depuy family has installed numerous conservation practices on their farm including spring developments, fencing, Heavy Use Pad installation, rotational grazing practices. All this work was done to make their farm more productive, along with the goal of conserving the natural resources for themselves and future generations in Noble County. Dave then presented the “Friend of Conservation Award” to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District. This organization has always rallied around the Noble SWCD. Through the support of their grants the District was able to purchase a new No-Till Drill in 2018, and a new 2 Row Corn Planter in 2020. The Conservancy District also sponsors a Cover Crop Program for area producers to enroll in, to help with the cost of cover crop seed after harvesting a cash crop. This summer the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District also sponsored Blue Bird Box kits for 30 campers at the 2021 Noble SWCD Environmental Day Camp. The MWCD’s goal of extending conservation has reached far and wide across the region and Noble County.
The Noble Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors and Staff would like to express a sincere thanks to all the candidates that ran for supervisor, and all the supporters who attended the evening’s festivities to celebrate another great year in conservation.
Pictured below: 2021 Cooperator of the Year, owner and operators of Hilltop Cattle Company, Randy, and Marissa Depuy, with Dave Schott, Noble SWCD District Administrator, Wildlife/Forestry Specialist.
Pictured below: 2021 Friend of Conservation awarded to the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District represented by Mark Swiger, with Dave Schott Noble SWCD District Administrator, Wildlife/Forestry Specialist.