Resource Conservation Speech Contest

SPEECH CONTEST Find info about the current Resource Conservation and Forestry speech contest.

Entrants Sought for 2016 Resource Conservation Speech Contest.  The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA), in cooperation with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of South Dakota, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts is seeking entrants for the 2015 Resource Conservation Speech Contest. The contest theme is ”Why Manage Water for Conservation?” All South Dakota students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete for $2,300 in higher education scholarships, provided by the East River and Rushmore Electric power cooperatives and South Dakota Rural Electric Association.  Five place winners will be selected at the state level, with scholarships awarded to the top three finalists: first place is $1,100; second place is $750; and third place is $450.  All contestants participate in contests coordinated by local conservation districts. Local winners advance to area contests held in seven locations. The top area speakers compete April 23, 2016, at the state finals in Pierre. The local contest will be held at the Marshall County Conservation District Office and must be completed by March 26.  The area contest wil be held in Aberdeen on or before April 9.  Please contact Wanda Franzen or Jean Fagerland for additional information. Two local winners are awarded $50 each and will advance to the Area Contest.

Austin Bratsveen - 2012 winner

Austin Bratsveen - 2012 winner

Contact Information
Marshall County Conservation District
PO Box 8 – 505 Vander Horck Ave
Britton, SD 57430-0008
Phone: 605-448-2442 EXT. 3
Fax: 1-855-256-2568