Board of Supervisors
Dan is a lifelong resident of Scott County. He graduated from Scottsburg High School. Dan is retired from Cummins as well as American Family Insurance. He has been involved with Farm Bureau for many years. Dan is also active with the Agribusiness board and the FFA Advisory Board. Dan regularly implements best management conservation practices. He has been strictly no-tilling since 1992. He also has grassed waterways and buffer strips installed on his farm. Dan realizes the importance of the protection of our valued resources and hopes to continue to learn and teach others about the importance of conservation through the SWCD Board.
Jonathan Abbott/ Vice Chair
Jonathan Abbott is a graduate of Scottsburg High School. He was a Scott County 4-H member and a 4-year member of the Scottsburg FFA chapter. Since 2017, he has owned and operated a local excavating business that specializes in agricultural water management. Jonathan is also involved in his community. He volunteers a considerable amount of his time to the Scott County Fair Association. He has been a very active board member since 2017. Prior to joining the board, he was an active member of the Association. He also volunteers his time helping Scottsburg FFA chapter. Jonathan joined the Soil and Water board because he believes everyone has an obligation to be a good steward of the land we live on.
Jeff was elected to the SWCD Board in 2014. He is employed by Nutrien Ag Solutions. In his spare time, Jeff farms about 100 acres. He plants mostly soybeans and corn. He works with conservation practices including cover crops and no-till planting. As a result, Jeff has developed a desire to protect the natural resources and preserve conservation efforts in Scott County.
Wendell has been a Scott county resident for 67 years and retired from VSG after 35 years. He hasbeen farming for more than 15 years. He has been married for 48 years and has 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He raises cattle for freezer beef and grows corn and soybeans and hay.
John has served on the SWCD Board since 1999 and was previously the board chairman. He raises tobacco, hay and grain and freezer beef. He also sells freezer beef. In addition to farming, John holds a full time job at American Plastic Molding. He has two boys, Kirk and Kevin. In 1999, John was awarded a Tobacco production Award from Purdue University and Philip Morris. He has also been nominated for the Mayors Good Neighbor Award. John was designated as a River Friendly Farmer in 2014.
Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District
USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service
Indiana State Department of Agriculture