Madison SWCD at County Fair

The Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) invites fairgoers to attend the Conservation Awards Presentation and stop by the Farm Bureau building to learn about soil and water during the Madison County Fair. 

The Farm Bureau building already draws people in to view photos of past fairs and enter daily drawings.  Kids come for the Ag Mystery Walk from 10:00 to 2:00 on Thursday and Friday.  Farm Bureau also hosts the Cook-out Contest on Sunday.

The Madison County SWCD and partners (the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship) will be set up in the Farm Bureau building Wednesday through Saturday.

Visitors can walk through the inflatable Soil Health Tunnel, see soil health demonstrations, get a conservation tattoo, and visit with staff.  There will be free posters and free home soil health test kits available while supplies last.  Visitors who take a soil health quiz will be entered into drawing to win tickets to the evening’s Grandstand Event.

Madison County SWCD will also be presenting Conservation Awards at the fair. The public is welcome to attend the presentation at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20 at the North Show Ring (before the Queen and King Contest). The SWCD is honoring Tom and Juanita Beeler with the 2022 Conservation Award. In addition, conservation partners will also be presenting the plaque for the 2021 Region 6 Winner of the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award to Randy Gamble. The SWCD appreciates the opportunity to recognize conservation award winners at County Fair, and thanks Farm Bureau for sponsoring the award.

To learn more about the Madison County Fair, visit