The Hickman County SCD is involved in a variety of activities with other agencies and local schools. We assist through technical assistance, cost-share projects, and educational and community outreach.
- Ag Breakfast
- Emergency Watershed Program (EWP)
- Feds Feed Families
- Field Day
- Sammy Soil
- Tree Day
The 3rd Annual Hickman County Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast was held on March 7th, 2017 starting at 7:30am at the Stables in Centerville. The breakfast was hosted by the Agriculture Committee which is a partnership between the UT Extension of Hickman County and the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce. However, without the support of donors the breakfast couldn't happen.
The EWP program provides technical and financial assistance to restore impairments to a watershed. The purpose is to relieve imminent hazards to life and property caused by natural disasters such as floods. In Tennessee the program deals primarily with removing debris that causes restricted flow and stabilizing streambanks that were damaged by flooding. In both cases the damage has to have been caused by a particular event and pose a threat to life and property which in most cases are county roads that are adjacent to a stream.Public and private landowners are eligible for assistance but must be represented by a project sponsor. Sponsors include legal subdivisions of the State, such as a city, county, general improvement district, conservation district, or any Native American tribe or tribal organization as defined in section 4 of the Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
Enviroscape® is a scaled down model of a watershed that enables students to visually learn about stormwater runoff, water pollution, water quality, watersheds, and personal stewardship through a speaker led presentation. Throughout the year the HCSCD receives requests for the demonstration of the Enviroscape® for a variety of events including classroom projects, the local library special interest, Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops. For more information contact Gina Sawyer at (931)729-2686 x 3.
Feds Feed Families is a national food drive led by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council, and other federal agencies to raise food for Americans struggling with hunger across the country. It began in 2009 as part of President Obama’s United We Serve campaign and was designed to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months, a time when they traditionally encounter decreases in donations and increases in the need for assistance. In the first year, federal employees across the country donated 1 million pounds of food to local food banks and agencies. In 2013, federal employees donated more than 8.9 million pounds of food. Since 2009, federal employees have collected more than 24.1 million pounds of food!
As the world-wide leader on issues of food and hunger, USDA has been one of the leading agencies in total contributions over the past several years. In 2013, USDA employees alone donated more than 4.3 million pounds of food!
The Centerville Service Center had a total of 95 pounds and the food was donated to the Fairfield Baptist Church's food bank. Every Monday and Wednesday, Fairfield Baptist Church open's it Food Pantry to those in need.
We hope that you will make plans to attend our upcoming Field Day. Please find out more information shown below.
The little dirt clod, as he is sometimes called, was birthed through rock particles, water, air, leaves and the artistic mind of long-time employee Ernest “Howard” Whitaker. Sammy Soil was brought to the national level through a series of school activity books to help school children learn the many different aspects of soil conservation. For almost 50 years, Whitaker has seen his “son” Sammy evolve from a simple water color drawing, to a national symbol for soil and land conservation.
HCSCD held their third Annual Tree Day on 3/09/2017 beginning at 8:00am. Trees that were given away are Pond Cypress, Sawtooth Oak, Willow Oak, Loblolly Pines, and Cherrybark Oak. Southern Crabapple trees were also available for $1.00 each. For more information about our 2017 Tree Day, please contact the office at (931) 729-2686 x 3.