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Clayton Anderson earns honor as Bulloch Conservationist of the Year

    Clayton Anderson was named recently the Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District Conservationist of the Year in Soil and Water from Bulloch County.
    The Ogeechee River SWCD, which is made up of Bulloch, Candler, Effingham, Evans,  Screven and Tattnall Counties, hosted the 56th Annual Awards Banquet to recognize an individual that has made an outstanding contribution to soil and water conservation.  In  an effort to protect our natural resources the district encourages landowners to use conservation tillage as a cropping system, to install terraces and grassed waterways to  reduce soil erosion and plantings of grass or trees on highly erosional land to help protect our streams.
    Anderson, the recipient of the prestigious Conservationist of the Year Award is a life long resident of Bulloch County.  He and his wife Cheryl and have one daughter, Caitlyn. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he received a degree in Ag-Econ.  
    Anderson has always been a good steward of the land and has maintained a healthy practice of land management with soil and water conservation in mind.  Over the years he has built terraces and grassed waterways to control water flow and to limit both water and wind erosion on the 800 acres he farms. Anderson plants 100 percent of his land in conservation tillage.  Anderson has helped sponsored many field days and tours for the District and the county, including a Congressional tour last summer.
    Bulloch County Supervisors Charles Finch and Fred Blitch along with District Conservationist Glyn Thrift stated that Clayton Anderson was an excellent choice for this award.

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