To offer leadership training to District Supervisors that governor the local soil and water conservation district board and their associated staff.
Over $275,000 has been provided by the Smithfield Foods Agreement with the NC Attorney General's Office, The Altria Group, the North Carolina Agriculture Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund and Progress Energy.
Over 2,500 people have been trained in Conservation Easements, Leading Effective Meetings, Strategic Planning and other leadership topics. The Guidebook on the Law and Practice of Soil and Water Conservation in North Carolina was edited by Milton Heath and is available through the UNC Chapel Hill bookstore. The Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts was provided with technical assistance in drafting a Strategic Plan and a Communications Plan.