Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil – NACD Poster Contest

Dig-Deeper-LogoThe Prowers Conservation District (PCD) supports the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) poster contest for 6th graders.  All 6th graders in the Prowers Conservation District are eligible to participate in this contest.  PCD goes to each school and does a presentation of the theme; which this year is “Dig Deeper: Mysteries in the Soil.”  PCD provides each student with a 22″ x 28″ poster board, information about the theme and guidelines of making a great poser.  Along with the poster contest, PCD and Stulp Farms holds a farm tour for all 6th graders.  On September 29th, Lamar, Alta Vista and Wiley 6th graders will go to Stulp Farms and will have five stations available for each student to understand about farming and farm safety. These five stations consist of farm equipment, dry land farming, farm safety (Farm Bureau brings their safety trailer to the tour), terraces, wildlife and a station for donuts and water that is provided by PCD. 

On October 30th the posters will be picked up and PCD’s five board members will judge them and each school will have a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.  Each participant will receive a ribbon, each place winner will receive a place ribbon and a goody bag from NACD and two of the 1st place posters will go with the board members to the state level which is Colorado Association of Conservation District (CACD) Annual Meeting in November in Loveland, CO.  If one of these powers win 1st place at the state level, they will be able to enter into the national level.  Last year was a very hard theme: “Where Does Your Watershed” but Maddie Thompson from Wiley, Colorado won 1st place locally, 1st place state level and Honorable Mention at the National level.
PCD looks forward to the poster contest each year, the 6th graders do an excellent job making their posters and we appreciate John, Jane and Jensen Stulp for providing the farm tour each year.  So good luck to all the 6th graders – let’s get another winner this year!

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