CARRINGTON, N.D. ( – The Foster County Soil Conservation District was established following the Dirty Thirties to provide locally driven assistance and controlled for conservation efforts by landowners.

75 years later, they continue their mission.

Dionn Schaff is the District Manager for the Foster County district.

Schaff says Foster County’s district was formed in 1944. She says they celebrate 75 years this month and they’re reflecting on the history of the district.

Schaff pointed out that a lot of the first few things they helped farmers with are still seen in their efforts today.

75 years later, a lot of the land the Foster County Soil Conservation district works with is the same land when they were formed many years ago.

Schaff says they continue to study and educate. She says they also continue to learn more every day.

You can learn more about the Foster County Soil Conservation District at

Listen to a full interview with Dionn Schaff on KDAK The Cardinal below: