Atchison county is located in the far northeast corner of Kansas along the
Missouri River. Atchison County Conservation District was formed in 1939.
The office staff consists of; NRCS Supervisory District Conservationist Alan
Larson, Soil Conservationist Charley Hunter, Conservation Technician David
Jacobson, District Manager Kelli Baker, and DOC Technician Dustin Ferris.
The District began working on their Non Point Source Pollution Control Program
in 1995 and was able to begin cost sharing with landowners towards the end
The Water Resources Cost Share Program began in 1979. In 2006 the Water
Resource program paid $22,325 in cost-share towards 3.1 acres of waterways
and 29,517 lf of terraces; including gradient and tile terraces. Through the
years, the District has allocated thousands of dollars into Atchison County
farms and assisted hundreds of landowners with the help of these programs.
In December, the District offers a cost-share sign-up on windbreaks available
for homesteads and livestock. The district has one no-till drill, a scraper,
available for rent, a root plow and drip-torch for loan and orders grass seed.
We co-sponsor a multi-county contractor’s meeting with NRCS and our
surrounding districts. We sponsor the poster contest for the elementary
schools in the county.