Spring 2013 Newsletter Highlights
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Getting Connected Is A WIN / WIN
RISWCD is increasing its email and social media outreach. We hope email and social media will allow us to save money while increasing contact with SWCD supporters.
The Illinois State FSA Office has received approval from the National FSA office to convert the Rock Island County FSA office to a part-time office, with Mercer County serving as the headquarters office. Rock Island County FSA customers will be able to conduct their business by appointment 5 days a week in Mercer County and every Wednesday in Rock Island County, also by appointment. Farms that are administered in Rock Island County may be transferred to adjacent FSA offices, but please keep in mind this may also affect the administration of the farm’s NRCS records. The NRCS and SWCD offices will continue to be open 5 days a week.
Meet Rock Island County Farm Service
Agency’s County Executive Director (CED)
Beginning April 7th, Vickie Schwass, Mercer County CED, will also take on the role of Rock Island County CED. Vickie will take over for acting CED Bill McKee, the FSA Farm Loan Manager in Henry County. Originally from Alexander/Pulaski county, Vickie and her family now reside in Mercer County. Vickie is looking forward to this opportunity to reach out to more customers. Having served as Mercer County CED for 11 years, Vickie is very knowledgeable in FSA programs and familiar with FSA customers. FSA discontinued paper mailings due to budget constraints, but Vickie keeps producers informed with email newsletters. Subscribe here.
About Rock Island Soil & Water Conservation District
The purpose of the Rock Island SWCD is to take available technical, financial, and educational resources, whatever the source, and focus or coordinate them so that they meet the needs of the local land user for conservation of soil, water, and related resources.
What can we do for you?
Water Use Act
Natural Resources Inventory
Erosion & Sediment Control Programs