If you have an interest in water quality and soil erosion you should consider filing and running for a position as Supervisor of your County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD.) The deadline to file is June 2, 2020. SWCD candidates will appear on the ballot for the general election that will be this year on November 3, 2020. running for County SWCD Supervisor is a countywide election but candidates must reside in one of the nomination districts up for election.

County SWCD Supervisors manage and direct local conservation programs. The Federal Farm Bill Conservation Title has many different programs. County SWCD's determine the priorities for their county. For example, a priority in Dakota County may be runoff form parking lots and streets while Rice County may use more funds for cover crops.

County SWCS Supervisors meet monthly but it is not a paid position. However, they do receive compensation for attending meetings are reimbursed for expenses. You can file for County SWCD Supervisor at your County Auditor Treasurer's office.