Ferguson recognized by SWCD

Special to The Mountaineer
By Kila Thompson | Feb 27, 2013
Photo by: Kila Thompson Carlyle Ferguson

Carlyle Ferguson was recognized for four decades of dedicated service to Soil and Water Conservation. Ferguson has served as a supervisor for the Haywood District for 40 years, serving as chairman since 2001.

Several local, state and national conservation committees have prospered through his continued service and his commitment to conservation. Through the years Ferguson has set an excellent attendance record, faithfully attending countless meetings and training sessions on local, state, regional and national levels.

Conservation district officials serve on a five-member board that establishes and implements programs to protect and conserve soil, water, prime and unique farmland, rangeland, woodland, wildlife, energy and other renewable resources on local, non-federal lands. They meet monthly with district staff, working to identify local conservation needs and develop, implement and evaluate programs to meet those needs. They play an important role in educating and informing landowners and operators, general public and legislators on conservation issues and programs.

Supervisors also administrator district resources by delegating tasks through a structure of board funds, reporting to the public on activities and  coordinating assistance and funding from federal, state and local government, district associations and private groups.

Ferguson has served the cause of conserving Haywood County’s natural resources. Many years of dedication have also been contributed to Haywood County. Ferguson has served on the Farm Bureau Board, The Haywood County School Board of Education, Haywood Rotary, Dairy Herd Improvement Association, as well as serving as a Haywood County Commissioner.

The Soil and Water Conservation District staff and supervisors congratulated Ferguson for his past accomplishments and for his continued willingness to serve Haywood County.