Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District

Office Information

Address: 1380 W Ottawa PO Box 232, Paxton, Illinois 60957

Phone: (217) 379-4388 ext. 3


Business Hours: Monday -Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

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What's New with Ford County SWCD?

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More feedback needed from agricultural landowners on new CRP Menu web tool!
Are you an agricultural landowner in Illinois, Mississippi & Missouri? We want your input!
Mississippi State University is looking for additional landowners to share ideas and give feedback on the new CRP Menu web tool that aims to provide information about Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) practices in your area. Landowners with all levels of experience with CRP are encouraged to participate. This is a virtual focus group opportunity open to landowners across Missouri, Mississippi and Illinois. 
Space is limited and registration is required to receive the access link. To register for a landowner workshop, use this link:
Landowners who participate in the morning will receive a $25 Walmart gift card (limit one per household; mailed following the workshops). 
Virtual Workshop DatesMarch 5th March 7th March 19th 

: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
For questions or more information, contact:Dixie CartwrightMississippi State University

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Ford County Soil & Water Conservation District Hiring Administrative Coordinator

Ford County SWCD is seeking a 40-hour per week employee with a starting wage of $37,440-$41,600/year ($18-$20/hour) plus benefits of health insurance covered 100% for employee, with a 6-month review. This position is responsible for administering the district’s daily operations as well as assisting other staff with technical aspects of conservation programs. The ideal candidate has previous experience with QuickBooks and/or agriculture, plus an interest in conservation. All Ford County SWCD employees must be fingerprinted and pass a federal background check. The full job description is attached below. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three references to We will be accepting resumes until the job is filled.

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All programs and services of the Ford County Soil and Water Conservation District are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis, without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or handicap.