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Kentucky Conservation Conversations

Kentucky Conservation Conversations

By Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District
Retired NRCS Urban Conservationist for Kentucky and former Lead District Conservationist Kurt Mason and Environmental Educator Erin M. James for the Jefferson County Soil and Water Conservation District discuss the history and future of Conservation work in Jefferson County, Kentucky. Kurt shares from his 44 years of conservation experience with us as we look towards the future of Soil and Water Conservation.
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