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USDA Announces Sign Up for NWQI Pilot Watershed Project

Agricultural producers located in Caney Fork and Nolichucky River Watersheds are eligible to apply

Applications are due by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Please read the latest news release on our TN website by clicking here.

You may also learn more about Tennessee NWQI by visiting the website.

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All Programs and services of the Putnam County Soil Conservation District (SCD) are offered om a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activities. 


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Our Mission

The mission of the Putnam County Soil Conservation District is to protect and conserve the natural resources of the county for landowners, land users, units of government, educators and organizations by finding and taking available technical, financial, and educational resources and making them available to our clients without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religions, age, disability, political beliefs, and marital or familial status.

Our History

The Putnam County Soil Conservation District, organized under the provisions of the Tennessee SCD Enabling Act of 1939, officially became a soil conservation district on February 19, 1941, following a referendum in which 322 landowners voted for and 16 against the organization.



The referendum was held at four polling places, namely Double Springs, Cookeville, Baxter, and Twin Oak communities....

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