Soil and Water - Yours For Life
Catawba County Soil and Water Conservation District
encourages students in the county to participate in the annual Education Contests.
FOR ALL ENTRIES: The focus will be on BMPs (Best Management Practices) used to protect the soil. After the Dust Bowl of the 1930s,
it was necessary for farmers to implement new techniques so that the land could be preserved and severe drought would not again cause
such massive soil erosion. North Carolinian Hugh Hammond Bennett, known as the “Father of Soil Conservation,” helped reform farming practices.
Students are invited to explore the following BMPs and include one or two of them in their contest entry: Contour Farming, Stripcropping, Crop Rotation,
Cover Crop, No-Till, Terrace, Field Border, Grassed Waterway, Riparian Buffer, Rotational Grazing and Livestock Exclusion Fencing.
Entry Deadline is January 27, 2017!
3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
Computer Designed Slide Show
7th & 8th Grades
Speech competition will be held on Saturday January 28, 2017
For more information on past state winners and the state handbook:
Computer Designed Poster
Catawba Soil & Water Conservation District Awards Banquet
Our awards banquet will be held on February 16, 2017 with a snow date of February 23, 2017. The banquet will be held in the conference rooms of the Catawba County Agricultural Resources Building, 1175 South Brady Street Newton, NC 28658. This banquet will honor our education contest winners as well as other programs and participants who have furthered the efforts of soil & water conservation.
This banquet is by invitation only.