The Flint River Partnership is led by the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service, and The Nature Conservancy in cooperation with regional agricultural producers and researchers.
Formed in 2004, the Flint River Partnership has become one of the most innovative conservation initiatives in the country. Together, the Partnership has secured over $18,000,000 in funding for conservation, applying best management practices on over 200,000 acres of irrigated cropland in the Lower Flint River Basin.
To advance innovation in both agriculture and conservation in order to preserve the region's natural resources for future generations and support local producers who contribute to the world's safest and most abundant food supply.
Partners and collaborators
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Terrance Rudolph, State Conservationist
Floyd Hooker, Assistant State Conservationist – Field Operations
Tres Collins, District Conservationist
Ronnie May, District Conservationist
Eugene Barber, District Conservationist
The Nature Conservancy (Georgia Chapter)
Deron Davis, Executive Director
Jared Teutsch, Director of Conservation
Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission
Mitch Attaway, Executive Director
Luke Crosson, Regional Representative
University of Georgia
Calvin Perry, Superintendent of UGA Stripling Irrigation Research Park
Dr. George Vellidis, Professor of Agricultural Engineering
Dr. Wesley Porter, Extension Irrigation Specialist
Golden Triangle RC&D
Rhonda Gordon, Program Coordinator
USDA-ARS National Peanut Research Laboratory
Dr. Marshall Lamb, Research Director