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Soil and Water Stewardship Public Speaking Contest
About The Contest
The Soil & Water Stewardship Public Speaking Contest is open to high school ag science students interested in conservation. The contest is aimed at broadening students' interest and knowledge of conservation and how people must depend on and take care of the world around them for survival .
The contest is conducted through the Texas FFA, with contests at the local, area and state level. To prepare for the contest, students are to consult with their ag science teacher and work with their local soil and water conservation district. Students are encouraged to visit with their local SWCD to find out more about conservation practices in their area.
This project is a partnership between the Texas FFA, the Vocational Agriculture Teacher's Association of Texas, The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board, and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
- The 2015 Stewardship theme is “From the Era of the Dust Bowl to the Present: Commerating 75 Years of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.” More information on the 2015 Stewardship Week is on the NACD website at http://www.nacdnet.org/stewardship
- The 2015 program guidelines packet (PDF) contains information on the scholarships available, a suggested outline for a speech, and a copy of the SWCD Consultation Affidavit that must be signed by a participant's local SWCD.
- TSSWCB Scholarship Rules and Regulations (PDF) contains TSSWCB scholarship information.
- Other information and resources on Soil Stewardship Week are available from the National Association of Conservation Districts website.
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