History

The Brunswick Soil and Water Conservation District was organized April 13, 1944 as part of the "Lower Cape Fear Soil Conservation District" which also included Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties. Brunswick became a single-county district on January 6, 1964. In the past years we have experienced a dramatic increase in urban growth due to development. Primary agricultural crops are tobacco, corn, soybeans, wheat and produce. Animal operations include swine, beef cattle, poultry and goats. Many farmers have turned to alternative crops such as fruits and vegetables for income to meet supply and demand of our county.

Learn how soil and water conservation came about due to a North Carolina native!