Visit 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. 

Madison County SWCD will be presenting Conservation Awards on Wednesday evening. This year, the SWCD is recognizing Downs Family Farm (Steve Downs and Howard Downs) with the 2023 Conservation Award. The SWCD would also like to publicly recognize Seth Breeding as the 2023 recipient of Madison County SWCD’s Scholarship Award, as well as the third place recipient of Conservation Districts of Iowa’s statewide scholarships. The public is welcome to attend the presentation at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19 at the North Show Ring (before the Queen and King Contest). 

Madison County SWCD appreciates the opportunity to recognize conservation award winners at County Fair and thanks Madison County Farm Bureau for sponsoring the award.

Madison County SWCD and its partners (the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship) will have displays set up in the Farm Bureau building during the fair. There will be several soil health demonstrations on display, and visitors can test their knowledge about soils for a chance to win prizes. There will be free posters and conservation-themed temporary tattoos available. To learn more, visit Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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