Who We Are
Alpena Conservation District is a local unit of state government established in 1948 by landowners in Alpena County. We provide information and technical assistance to private landowners and local units of government to help them better understand, plan, manage, protect, and utilize our natural resources for current and future generations of Alpena County. We are an entity of state government and currently hold three grants (Bovine TB, MAEAP, and FAP) from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
- Jim Chapman (Chairman) is a retired DNR Conservation Officer. He currently runs a small cow/calf operation in Alpena county. His Farm has received MAEAP Verification in Farmstead, Cropping & Livestock systems. He is a member of the Huron Shores County Farm Bureau and the Alpena MSU Extension Advisory Committee.
- Michael Timm (Vice-Chairman) operates a dairy farm in southern Alpena County. His farm, Holcomb Creek Dairy, was the first farm in the state to receive MAEAP Verification for Farmstead, Cropping & Livestock systems. He serves on the Alpena Conservation District board, and is active in several other organizations, such as Farm Bureau and MMPA (Michigan Milk Producers Association).
- Eric Woodward (Secretary-Treasurer) operates a dairy farm in southern Alpena County
- Collin Beyer (Director) He currently runs a small cow/calf operation in Alpena county.
- Brentt Lucas (Director) works his family dairy farm in Alpena County.