The work performed in the Salcha-Delta SWCD is supervised by a board of 5 supervisors elected by their fellow cooperators. Seats are normally held by each supervisor for a 3 year term and then are up for election again.
Volunteering for a reseeding project
Rex has been involved in farming since it was done by horses and has farmed for about 70 years. He moved to Alaska in 1983 where they did custom haying for several years and raised broccoli, potatoes, barley, oats, hay, and hogs.
He has been on the board of the local Salcha-Delta SWCD since 1996, presently serving as Chair.
The thing he enjoys the most about farming in Alaska is not having to irrigate the crops.
Scott moved from Iowa to Delta in 1982. At that time, there was nothing but a dozer trail into their farm so they cleared their land and began farming. Scott has been on the Board since 1984, where he currently serves as Vice-chair. He raises barley, oats, straw, grass seed, and hay with his family. Scott also served as Chair on the Farm Service Agency’s CountyCommittee for several terms.
Phil has been the Cooperative Extension Agent in Delta since 1997. He has raised brome and timothy hay in the Sawmill Creek area since 1984. He is active in the Catholic Church and enjoys riding horses and motorcycles. Phil believes the SWCD has an important role to play in promoting water and soil stewardship.
Working on the Farmer's Market booths
Gary has lived in Alaska nearly all his life. He grew up in Homer and moved to Delta in 1998. He has raised cattle, hay, and barley in the past, but is currently focusing on barley and straw. Gary is also on the Alaska Farmer's Co-op Board. There is a rumor that he has asked Santa for a truck like this →.
Shelly moved to Delta in 2003 with her family where they raise hay and barley. She has been involved in scouting for many years and is the Shooting Sports Director for Lost Lake Boy Scout Camp. Shelly has been a supervisor since 2006. They enjoy outdoor activities like motor cycle riding, hiking, and camping.