Dickinson County Conservation District - Find us at the USDA Service Center in Abilene, KS

 Dickinson County Conservation District

"Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land."   Aldo Leopold
Conservation District

Board of Supervisors:

Darren Haney, Chairman
Francis Anderson, Vice Chairman
Raymond Bielefeld, Treasurer
Dennis Chartier, Member
Sam Zook, Member


Conservation District Staff:
Cindy Dooley, District Manager
Brian Lang, Drill Manager

Important Dates

April 5–Deadline to submit scholarship application
April 8 – Regular Board Meeting
April 15 – Deadline to burn CRP
April 22 – Earth Day


Seeding Dates:​​
Cool Season Grasses (brome, fescue)
             • Aug. 15-Oct. 1
             • Dec. 1-April 15 (best dates)


Warm Season Grasses (native mix)
             • Dec. 1-May 15 (best for forbs)
             • March 15-May 15 (best dates)


Prescribed burn dates
             • CRP: Feb. 1-April 15
             • Depending on soils, July 16-Aug. 31
               (contact FSA/ NRCS for more  information)
             • Rangeland: April 1-May 5


Natural Resources Conservation Service

Kenny Bowell, Supervisory District  Conservationist
Danny Carroll, Soil Conservation Technician


Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Braden Stueve, County Executive Director:
Ellen Alvarez, Program Technician
Tonya Askew, Program Technician
Sandy Johnson, Program Technician
Deb Marston, Program Technician
Michele Snowball, Program Technician