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Creating a Sustainable Future

The McIntosh County Soil Conservation District is a legal subdivision of the State of North Dakota. It was organized on November 24th, 1950 with the Board of Supervisors organized in January 1951. The county itself was established October 1884.​ 

Ellie Kronberg - District Manager 701-288-3481 ext 3   


Board of Supervisors

Chairman: Cordell Bettenhausen

Vice Chair: Rodney Eszlinger

Supervisors: Lisa Neu, Sandy Meidinger ​​​​


Like all Soil Conservation Districts, we have a working agreement with the NRCS. We work together to promote, enhance, educate and apply conservation practices with willing, innovative producers. Most of this work is accomplished by holding workshops, range tours, school and farm visits.

We are looking for another board member

If you are interested in joining the McIntosh County Soil Conservation Board, sit in on our next meeting Feburary 16th at 1pm.

Board members recieve travel reimbursement and $60/meeting.

We try to meet the first Tuesday of each month.

For more information you can call Ellie at (701)535-0759 or email 

Achievement Award Winners

Achievement Award Winners are chosen by the Board of Supervisors in each county. The award is represented by those who have gone above and beyond in innovative practices on their operation that promote conservation. These conservationists take pride in their work and are advocates of conservation to their peers and producers wherever they go. Each year a new Conservationist is choosen and represents their county at the local level, State Conservation District Convention and receive an aerial photograph of their operation. 

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2019 Achievment Award Winners
Taylor & Rebecca Jenner

The McIntosh County Board Memebers chose to acknowledge the Jenner family for their hard work and dedication preserving and establishing conservation on their farm operation.

Congratulations Jenner Family!

Past Achievement Winners

Karl and Cary Lindgren Family - 2018

Lonnie & Delilah, Joseph & Rebecca Bender - 2017

Mark & Rose Pfeifr - 2016

Kenneth, Susan & Adam Meidinger - 2015

Gary & Shirley Grosz - 2014

Cody & Deanna Sand Family - 2013

Curt & Peggy Meidinger - 2012

Dwight Schilling - 2011

Sydney & Sandy Meidinger - 2010

McIntosh County Scholarship Award Winners

The McIntosh County Scholarship Award is an opportunity for area students to share their knowledge of Conservation with the chance to be awarded $500 scholarship. It is judged upon a specific topic chosen by the Board of Supervisors and credited on set criteria (100 pts): no more than 500 words, correct topic, spelling & grammar, typed and double spaced, proper punctuation, essay format, creativity & knowledge of topic and work cited/references.  Students are notified of the scholarship opportunity in the fall of their Senior year then is judged and awarded to the student in April. The Scholarship award is then presented to the student during their High School graduation ceremony.

Past Scholarship Winners

2019 - Bryce Goettle 

2018 - John Ebel - The Importance of Crop Rotation

2017 - Cole Ketterling - The Effects of Green Energy on Conservation

2016 - Hope Ebel - The Importace of Water Quality

2015 - Grace Schuler - The Value of Rotational Grazing

2014 - No recipient - Benefits & Purposes of Trees

2013 - April Nies - Benefits of No - Till Farming

2012 - Kaitlyn Ebel- Importance of Soil & Water Quality

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School Visits

Throughout the year local schools invite the SCD and NRCS to come present to the students. Topics range from native range plants - how to ID & where to find them, Soil Erosion, Infiltration, Contamination and much more! 

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