MARC CURTIS, a farmer and conservation leader from Leland, Miss., is the new secretary/treasurer of the National Association of Conservation Districts. He was recently elected to a two-year term at the association's 57th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

As a member of the association's leadership team, Curtis will work to strengthen NACD as it speaks for the nation's local soil and water conservation districts on natural resource issues.

NACD represents the nation's 3,000 conservation districts that work with landowners, organizations, business, and government to protect America's soil, water, forest, and wildlife resources.