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Past President Brent Van Dyke is a retired teacher and FFA advisor from Hobbs, New Mexico. He has worked for the State Department, specifically U.S.A.I.D., for more than 15 years as a contract advisor for agricultural projects in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Van Dyke served as vice president of New Mexico Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts from 2006 to 2009. Prior to that, he served as the board of supervisors chair for Lea County Soil and Water Conservation District. He was elected to represent NACD’s Southwest Region on the executive board in 2011.

A life-long resident of New Mexico, Van Dyke and his wife Kim farm irrigated alfalfa and coastal Bermuda hay in Lea County, New Mexico, and cotton in Plains, Texas. They also run a commercial and registered cattle operation in Southeastern New Mexico.


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Healthy Habitats Coalition (HHC)
promotes the conservation and restoration of our nation’s natural resource heritage and protection of our economic interests from the harm caused by invasive species. HHC seeks legislation and appropriations that assist private, local, state, and federal land managers through state and federal leadership.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation  Since their creation by Congress in 1984, NFWF has become one of the world’s largest conservation grant-makers. They work with both the public and private sectors to protect and restore our nation’s fish, wildlife, plants and habitats.       National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
The National Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (NARCDC) coordinates the efforts of hundreds of RC&D Councils, and thousands of volunteers, as they create successful delivery systems that benefit local communities.