A hand full of health soil.

According to statute 278.080, the Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission is made up of six farmers and four ex-officio members. The six farmer members must be appointed by the governor of Missouri. Three of the farmer members must live north of the Missouri River and three of the farmer members must live south of the river. Members cannot be from the same state senatorial district. Not more than four of the farmer members can be from the same political party. Ex-officio members are the directors of the Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture, Department of Conservation and the dean of the College of Agriculture of the University of Missouri.

Upcoming Meetings


Meeting
2S Angus Land and Cattle
4586 Jute Road
Seneca, Missouri

Past Meetings


Meeting
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, Missouri
Agenda
More Info:
Video recordings, Aug. 17 Parts 1 to 7
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet Aug. 17, 2022

Meeting
Webex
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
More Info:
Drought
Video Recording Available, July 25, 2022

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
More Info:
Video Recording Available, June 8, 2022
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet June 8, 2022

Meeting
Missouri Geological Survey
Rolla, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, April 13, 2022
Missouri Geological Survey Mozarkite Conference Room Directions Map

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Amended
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet Jan. 27, 2022

Meeting
Margaritaville Lake Resort
Osage Beach, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet Nov. 29, 2021

Meeting
Split Cedar Ranch Events Venue
Strafford, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet October 13, 2021

Meeting
Missouri State Fairgrounds
Sedalia, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, Aug. 18, 2021

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, June 9, 2021

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, April 14, 2021

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, Feb. 10, 2021

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, Dec. 9, 2020

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, Oct. 14, 2020

Meeting
Conference Call
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, Aug. 26, 2020

Meeting
Conference Call
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, June 23, 2020

Meeting
Conference Call
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, April 17, 2020

Meeting
Conference Call
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, April 1, 2020

Meeting
East Elm Street Conference Center
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission Meeting Packet, Jan. 31, 2020

Members

Gary Vandiver
Chair
Representing: Farmer residing north of the Missouri River
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Richmond, MO
H. Ralph Gaw
Vice-Chair
Representing: Farmer residing south of Missouri River
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Tipton, MO
Jeff Lance
Voting Member
Representing: Farmer residing north of the Missouri River
Party Affiliation: Republican
Savannah, MO
Kenny Lovelace
Voting Member
Representing: Farmer residing north of the Missouri River
Party Affiliation: Republican
Palmyra, MO
Tim Martin
Voting Member
Representing: Farmer residing south of the Missouri River
Party Affiliation: Independent
Bernie, MO
Keith Stevens
Voting Member
Representing: Farmer residing south of the Missouri River
Party Affiliation: Republican
Bolivar, MO
Dru Buntin, Director, Department of Natural Resources
Non-voting Ex-officio Member
Representing: Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Jefferson City, MO
Chris Chinn, Director, Department of Agriculture
Non-voting Ex-officio Member
Representing: Missouri Department of Agriculture
Clarence, MO
Christopher Daubert, PhD, College of Agriculture Dean
Non-voting Ex-officio Member
Representing: University of Missouri, College of Agriculture
Columbia, MO
Sara Parker Pauley, Director, Department of Conservation
Non-voting Ex-officio Member
Representing: Missouri Department of Conservation
Columbia, MO
Tim Duggan
Attorney General's Office Contact
Missouri Attorney General's Office
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0899
573-751-3321
Kurt Boeckmann, Soil and Water Conservation Program Director
MoDNR Staff Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4932
Tina Stockman
MoDNR Staff Assistant Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4932
tina.stockman@dnr.mo.gov

Other

Commission Responsibilities

The Soil and Water Districts Commission promotes voluntary soil and water conservation to their constituents. The districts provide financial incentives and technical assistance working with state and federal conservation partners to agricultural landowners with the goal of saving soil and protecting Missouri’s water resources.

Funding for financial and technical assistance is provided by the Soil and Water Conservation Sales Tax Fund. This fund receives 50% of the Parks, Soils and Water Sales Tax, a one-tenth-of-one percent sales tax approved by Missouri voters to support Missouri’s State Parks and the Soil and Water Conservation Program.

Learn more about the Laws, Rules and Regulations