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It is important that supervisors on each county’s Soil and Water Conservation District board learn more about their duties and responsibilities in serving their county.  As each supervisor joins the board, he or she is issued a helpful pocket guide explaining the basics of what a conservation district does and what the supervisor’s responsibilities are.  Further information is provided at trainings and meetings held across the Commonwealth through the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts and the Soil and Water Conservation Commission.

The field representatives assigned to each county are available to answer questions and help the district supervisors navigate the roles and responsibilities of serving on the board.  Recently, the field representatives have begun presenting a 10-minute training module during each district board meeting.  These modules are designed to give the supervisors necessary information throughout the year rather than waiting for yearly centralized trainings.

The Soil and Water Conservation Commission allows each county to increase a supervisor's per diem payment as an incentive to attend trainings.  If a supervisor attends two qualifying events during a fiscal year, they may receive up to $25 more per meeting during the next fiscal year.  This increase must be approved by the local conservation district board and the Soil and Water Conservation Commission before taking effect.  A supervisor must attend at least eight of 12 of the 10-minute training modules in a fiscal year to count as one qualifying event.  Other qualifying events include, but are not limited to, National Association of Conservation District events, Kentucky Association of Conservation District events and area meetings.

Previous Years' 10-Minute Training
DownloadMonth Presented
Budget Preparation.pdfFebruary 2010
Section 1619 of the 2008 Farm Bill.pdfMarch 2010
Open Meeting and Open Records.pdfApril 2010
Supervisors' Elections.pdfMay 2010
Protecting Taxpayer Funds.pdfJune 2010
Soil Erosion and Water Quality Cost Share.pdfJuly 2010
Public Perception.pdfAugust 2010
Supervisor Ethics.pdfSeptember 2010
Parliamentary Procedure.pdfOctober 2010
General Funds and Millage Tax.pdfNovember 2010
Increasing Millage Tax.pdfNovember 2010
Developing an Annual Plan of Work.pdfDecember 2010
Budgets.pdfJanuary 2011
Personnel.pdfFebruary 2011
Awards for Conservation Districts.pdfMarch 2011
Effective Meetings.pdfApril 2011
Being Responsible for Taxpayer Funds.pptxMay 2011
Labor Laws.pdfJune 2011
Promoting Art and Writing Contest in Your County.pdfJuly 2011
Legal Notices, Annual Reports and AFR.pdfAugust 2011
The Bidding Process.pdfSeptember 2011
Bonding.pdfOctober 2011
Roles of SWCC and KACD.pdfNovember 2011
Budget and Annual Plan of Work.pdfDecember 2011
Connecting with Elected Officials.pdfJanuary 2012
Supervisor Elections.pdfFebruary 2012
Earth Team Volunteers.pdfMarch 2012
Open Meetings and Open Records.pdfApril 2012
Conservation Education.pdfMay 2012
Ethics.pdfJune 2012
Setting District Policy.pdfJuly 2012
Thinking Outside the Box.pdfAugust 2012
Promoting Art and Writing.pdfSeptember 2012
Conservation Partnership Survey Results.pdfOctober 2012
Appointment of Supervisors.pdfNovember 2012
Conservation Districts - How We Began.pdfDecember 2012
Where Are We Now.pdfJanuary 2013
Where Do We Go From Here.pdfFebruary 2013
Civil Rights.pdfMarch 2013
Knowing Your District's Finances and Plans.pdfApril 2013
Updating Plans of Work and Budgets.pdfJuly 2013
Effective Listening.pdfAugust 2013
Creating a Long Range Plan.pdfSeptember 2013
Personnel Issues.pdfOctober 2013
Crisis Plans.pdfNovember 2013
Per Diem.pdfJanuary 2014
Business Communication.pdfFebruary 2014
Agricultural Districts.pdfApril 2014
Open Meetings and Open Records (May 2014).pdfMay 2014
Our Mission.pdfJune 2014
Financial Responsibilities.pdfJuly 2014
Legal Notices and Annual Reports.pdfAugust 2014
Conservation District Dress Codes.pdfSeptember 2014
Soil Health.pdfNovember 2014
Security.pdfDecember 2014
Budgets 2015.pdfFebruary 2015
On-Farm Composting.pdfMarch 2015
Being a Good Supervisor.pdfApril 2015
Awards 2015.pdfMay 2015
Acronyms.pdfJune 2015
Open Meetings and Open Records 2015.pdfJuly 2015
Conservation Programs Committee.pdfAugust 2015
District Outlook and Leadership Development Committee.pdfSeptember 2015
EDUCATION AND YOUTH.pdfOctober 2015
Forestry Committee.pdfNovember 2015
Natural Resources Committee 1 of 2.pdfDecember 2015
Natural Resources 2 of 2.pdfJanuary 2016
Research Committee.pdfFebruary 2016
Public Information and Awards.pdfMarch 2016
Soil Stewardship.pdfApril 2016
PL 566.pdfMay 2016
Resolutions.pdfJune 2016
Open Meetings and Open Records (September 2016).pdfSeptember 2016
Public Perception (December 2016).pdfDecember 2016
Ag Districts.pdfJanuary 2017
Watershed Conservancy Districts.pdfFebruary 2017
State Cost Share.pdfMarch 2017
Accountability.pdfApril 2017
Budgets and Financial Responsibility.pdfMay 2017
Conservation Partnership.pdfJune 2017
Per Diem 2017.pdfJuly 2017
Conservation Partnership Survey.pdfAugust 2017
Effective Meetings and Effective Minutes.pdfSeptember 2017
Resolving Conflict.pdfOctober 2017
Parliamentary Procedure 2017.pdfNovember 2017
Collaborative Survey.pdfDecember 2017