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Hello Districts and Other Friends of Conservation!

We are your source of information about

ATSWCD-sponsored events, 

programs, meetings, tours and training across the state.

 ATSWCD is working to represent Texas SWCDs on

state and national levels. 

Covid-19 Notices
 Cancellations, District Meetings/Requirements for Teleconferencing,  
Office Closure Info and Additional News 
 See SWCD Resources:  Covid-19 Info 

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SAVE THE DATE !

Make Plans to Attend the

81st Annual Meeting of

Texas SWCD District Directors

Round Rock, TX

October 4-6, 2021 

 More info including daily schedule, hotel reservations/requirements, pre-registration, on-site registration, auxiiliary activity and conservation tour 

Congratulations to the 2021 State and

Area Award Winners!

OUTSTANDING CONSERVATION DISTRICT
Area 1
Cochran SWCD #149
Area 2
Llano County SWCD #233
Area 3
(N/A)
Area 4
(N/A)
State Winner
Area 5
Parker County SWCD #558
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FFA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

2021 Soil Stewardship Public Speaking Contest

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Winners of the Texas FFA State Soil Stewardship Public Speaking Contest were announced at the 93rd Annual FFA Convention held July 5-9, 2021 in Fort Worth, Texas.  ATSWCD sponsors the Stewardship Public Speaking Contest, providing scholarships to three top winners.
 

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ATSWCD President Rick Schilling Congratulates the 2021 State Winners!

State Champion Breanna Jimenez - East Central FFA

Hailey Tucker, Second Place - Katy FFA

Avery Maas, Third Place - Magnolia FFA

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The 80th Annual Meeting

of Texas Soil and Water Conservation District Directors

Was Held Virtually On October 26-30, 2020

District Directors, District staff members and partners in conservation came together virtually to reflect on the challenges and opportunities of 2020 and to honor those who have made outstanding contributions in the fields of agriculture and conservation. 

View each day's video presentations

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Rick Schilling, ATSWCD President, reports on ATSWCD activities and accomplishments over the past year.

View Rick's video address

by clicking on the video player below

 

2020 PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Rickey James

The President's Award honors outstanding achievements by a Texas conservationist and is the highest award bestowed by the Association of Texas SWCDs. 

Rickey James received the award during

the 80th Annual Meeting of SWCD Directors 

held virtually October 26-30, 2020.

View the video of Rickey James' outstanding conservation

and life achievements  

 

Click on the video player or link below

 

2020 PRESIDENT'S AWARD

Rickey James

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The Soil Health Institute's video Cotton & Covers, providing farmer-focused education and training events.

COTTON & COVERS

WATCH THE SOIL HEALTH INSTITUTE'S

VIDEO SERIES

Watch the premiere of the Soil Health Institute's Cotton & Covers, a Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton video series. The video series is part of the Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton project, which provides farmer-focused education and training events delivered by Soil Health Institute scientists, partnering with local soil health technical specialists and farmer mentors who have implemented successful soil health management systems.

Soil Health Workshops

Watch for Future Dates and Further Information

The two-day workshops offer an opportunity to learn from experts, interact with producers, and discover new techniques that assist in sustainability and profitability. 
The 3rd Annual Soil Health Symposium
was held in Lubbock, TX
February 11-12, 2020

Details on upcoming

Soil Health Symposiums

Videos, pictures and info from 

Soil Health Short Courses across the state

Workshops

Educational info and fact sheets

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Fun Fact:     Healthy soil is made of about 45 percent minerals, 25 percent water,

5 percent organic matter and 25 percent air!

 

Learn more facts about  soil and

how  to analyze soil quality

and improve your soil's health

Stop Soil Erosion

is the objective of  

World Soil Day,

celebrated on December 5

and throughout the year

FAO

Food and Agriculture Operations of the 

United Nations

"Stop Soil Erosion, Save Our Future"

 

Sustaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being by:

  • Addressing the increasing challenges in soil management

  • Raising the profile of healthy soil

  • Encouraging  governments, organizations, communities and individuals to engage in proactively improving soil health

All life is rooted in soil. 

Healthy soil is vital to agricultural production and therefore essential to all living things.
Maintaining soil's healthy balance provides proper nutrients in food crops and grazing lands. 
 

Soil Health 

Education/News

Workshops

TEXAS SWCD RESOURCES

Grants              Programs

 

  • Conservation Awards Program

  • 555 Edu and Outreach Activities Grant

  • Annual Soil Stewardship Week

  • District Soil Stewardship Week Award

  • District Quotas

  • FFA Leadership Development Program 

  • More Information on Programs

           

Area Banquets and

Regional Association Meetings

Info/Tickets/Agendas

 
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Every week, ATSWCD Executive Director Tamara Daniel provides an e-newsletter update on national and state legislation, current events and other topics of importance to SWCDs.  

District Clerks and Directors, sign up today and watch for Monday Minutes in your inbox!

​tamaradaniel@thegateway.net

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75th Anniversaries

Read about SWCDs celebrating 75th anniversaries

Texas Districts, showcase your SWCD in the District Spotlight by submitting a brief article and picture to: 

 tamaradaniel@thegateway.net​​​

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