Derek Grube

Summer Intern

Kurt Hoeft

NRCS District Conservationist

Howard and Mitchell counties

Matt Frana

NRCS Soil Conservationist

Mitchell and Howard counties

Front row L-R: Glen Pietan, Harlan Hickle, Irene Lund (assistant)

Back row: Bart Wilson, Rex Kleckner (assistant), Mike Lewis, Mike Natvig

The Howard Soil & Water Conservation District is made up of five locally elected residents of Howard County who serve as volunteers providing local program guidance to solve natural resource concerns within the district.

The commissioner meetings are on the second Tuesday of every month and are open to the public. Check our facebook page for meeting dates/times.

Field Office Staff

Shereen Ries

NRCS Soil Conservation Technician

Hunter Slifka

HSWCD Technician

Neil Shaffer

HSWCD Project Coordinator


We need you!  Please help us compile information for our Soil & Water Resource Conservation Plan.  Let us know what you think are factors that limit the amount of soil and water conservation practices being applied in Howard County.  Please complete the survey by June 15th, 2015 at the following link:  Thank you!

Shannon Hurd