Outreach & Education

 

2019 Annual Poster Contest

2019 life in soil logoThis year’s theme “LIFE IN THE SOIL:  Dig Deeper!”
The contest provides students grades 1-3 an opportunity to share their ideas and thoughts about soil, water, and related natural resource issues.  This contest is co-hosted by our National Assoc. of Conservation Districts each year. 
Categories are:     1st grade               2nd grade              3rd grade. 

For more information or a rules and regulations packet, contact nancyl.holt@tn.nacdnet.net

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2019 Soil Poster

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Land Judging Contest

Hosted by the Mont. Co. SCD, sponsored by Security Seed, APSU, Montgomery County, NRCS, Montgomery County Farm Bureau, Montgomery Co UT Extension, and the Farm Bureau Women.  Held in September of each year on the APSU FARM (Pickens Rd).

Land judging trains youth in decision-making skills related to soil and water conservation. Team members will learn:

  • How to determine the physical characteristics of the soil
  • How to interpret this information for decision-making regarding usage and management practices for this soil
  • How to predict the limitations of this soil and expected crop yields
  • How this soil will affect the quality of ground and surface water
  • How this soil will be adapted to a possible home site

Each member works independently and the top four scores are combined to make up the team score.  During the contest, at least four pits or sites will be evaluated.

LINK TO FULL DESCRIPTION AND TRAINING MATERIALS

Youth Conservation Wildlife Contest

Hosted by the Mont. Co. SCD, sponsored by Downtown Kiwanis Club, UT Extension, NRCS, and Quail Unlimited.  This contest works to promote wildlife education through the development of food and cover plots for wildlife.  Any youth in Montgomery County, 4-H, FFA Organizations and Homeschool Teams under 20 years of age may enter this contest.  Seed packets may be picked up from the UT Extension Office in Clarksville in early May and must be planted according to UT recommendations.  Plots will be evaluated in September and winners announced at the Annual Awards Banquet the first week in November.

WILDLIFE CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT PACKET

 

Landowner Workshops & Field Days

MCSCD coordinates a field day each year that emphasizes a specific topic in agriculture, the previous field day topics have been: Fencing: New and Effective Methods, Grazing Management, Cover Crops, Tobacco Management, Forage Managment, Diversification on Your Farm, etc.

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SOIL EROSION DISPLAY
Hands-on Fence Building Stations

 

 

David E. Hinton Scholarship

This Annual Scholarship was created in 2002. It is available to qualifying High School Seniors in the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System.  The applicant must be a graduating senior who plans to attend Austin Peay State University and major in agriculture related field (Ag-Business, Ag-Science, Ag-Communications; ·Environmental Studies, Pre-Vet and Pre­-Forestry).

Applicants must complete and submit by APRIL 1 DEADLINE:

  • Scholarship Application
  • minimum of two recommendations letters
  • essay
  • official high school transcript

The David E. Hinton Scholarship is for $1,000 ($500 / semester) and is payable to the Austin Peay State University with the student (or students) name to receive the scholarship.  The Montgomery County Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors will review the applications and choose the student (or students) to be awarded the scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP PACKET

 

 

Annual SCD Awards Banquet & Farm City Week

The Montgomery Co. Soil Conservation District together with Hilldale Kiwanis Club and Downtown Kiwanis Club hosts an Annual Awards Banquet and program each year to recognize Montgomery County’s landowners, farm operators, and students who have shown exceptional stewardship of the land in regard to resource concerns and to those students who have excelled in the agricultural and land stewardship areas of study. The event is sponsored by many local organizations and businesses in Montgomery County.

2018 Annual Awards Banquet

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Agriculture in the Classroom

Our Agriculture in the Classroom visits are designed to stir interest and promote the awareness of agriculture in today’s world for school age kids. Our kids are our legacy and Montgomery County believes in teaching our kids about agriculture and how it affects our everyday life.

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