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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 

2022 CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS

Letter From ATSWCD President With Details And Deadline

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TEXAS CONSERVATION AWARDS PROGRAM

Announcing State Winners

TEXAS SWCDs CELEBRATE
SOIL AND WATER STEWARDSHIP WEEK

"Healthy Soils, Healthy Life" was the focus of this year's Soil and Water Stewardship Week celebration, held April 24 - May 1, 2022.  Soil and Water Stewardship Week highlights the conservation and preservation of natural resources and the importance of voluntary land stewardship in promoting a clean, healthy environment and continued strong economic growth for present and future generations. 

SWCDs across Texas participated in the annual statewide campaign,  providing conservation education  and sponsoring events to encourage the wise and productive use of our state's vast natural resources. 

Coastal Plains SWCD promoted Soil and Water Stewardship Week with Ag Container Recycle Day. 

Area farmers took advantage of Coastal Plains SWCD's Ag Container Recycle Day, bringing in their plastic ag containers to be recycled by US Ag Recycling/Ag Container Recycling Council.  Coastal Plains SWCD also offered Triple Rinse Jet Nozzles at the event, which was held at Fairchild Farmers Co-op Gin in Richmond, TX.  This first ag container recycling day was a success, with farmers and USAG requesting it to be held annually. 

USAG/ACRC collected recycled ag containers at Coastal Plains SWCD event to mark Texas Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship Week

Farmers brought in their plastic ag containers during Coastal Plains SWCD's Ag Container Recycling Day, held to recognize Texas Soil and Water Stewardship Week. 

Pictured below:  Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller signs Coastal Plains SWCD's Soil and Water Stewardship Week Proclamation.  CPSWCD also obtained a proclamation signed by Governor Greg Abbott. 

Texas' Coastal Plains SWCD sponsors Ag Container Recycle Day
Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller signs proclamation for Texas Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship Week
Texas Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship Week Proclamation signed by Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs a proclamation for Texas Soil and Water Conservation Stewardship Week
 

Congratulations to the 2022 State and Area Award Winners!

OUTSTANDING CONSERVATION DISTRICT

Area 1
(N/A)
Area 2
Middle Clear Fork SWCD #206
Area 3
Victoria SWCD #346
Area 4
Red River County SWCD #423
State Winner
Area 5
Collin County SWCD #535
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The 81st Annual Meeting of
Texas SWCD District Directors
was held in Round Rock, TX
on October 4-6, 2021 

SEE HIGHLIGHTS AND PICTURES
OF THE MEETING

KENNETH McALISTER RECEIVES THE
2021 ATSWCD PRESIDENT'S AWARD

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Kenneth McAlister, left, receives the prestigious 2021 President's Award from ATSWCD President Rick Schilling.  The annual award honors outstanding achievements by a Texas conservationist and is the highest honor bestowed by ATSWCD.  McAlister is a Director of Wichita SWCD #538.

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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 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

World Soil Day is celebrated to "Stop Soil Erosion, Save Our Future"

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

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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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