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ATSWCD is working to represent Texas SWCDs on
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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 tentative state meeting agenda, 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
Cochran SWCD #149
Llano County SWCD #233
Parker County SWCD #558
FFA LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
2021 Soil Stewardship Public Speaking Contest
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.
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
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.
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
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
WATCH THE SOIL HEALTH INSTITUTE'S
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
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
is the objective of
World Soil Day,
celebrated on December 5
and throughout the year
Food and Agriculture Operations of the
"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
TEXAS SWCD RESOURCES
Conservation Awards Program
555 Edu and Outreach Activities Grant
Annual Soil Stewardship Week
District Soil Stewardship Week Award
FFA Leadership Development Program
More Information on Programs
Area Banquets and
Regional Association Meetings
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!
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