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Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District

2022 Art Contest - Deadline May 10

Coloring Pages:  Send an email to info@bondswcd.org to request a copy of the coloring page.  Students K-3 are eligible for the coloring contest.

Poster Contest:  Students K-12th grade are eligible.  The artwork must be the original work of the student and should be created on 8 1/2 x 11" paper, cardstock or construction paper.  Entries will be picked up at the schools on May 10th.  Or entries can be dropped off at the SWCD office at 1111 E. Harris Avenue by 4:00 p.m. on May 10th.  The entries must include the students name, grade, teacher and school on the back of the poster.  The theme "Healthy Soil, Healthy Life" must be written on the front of the poster.  

Photo Contest:  Students K-12 and adult amateurs can participate.  The photos must be emailed as a .jpg to info@bondswcd.org.  Include in the email the name of the contestant, their age and grade (for students), and their contact information including address and phone.  Contestants can enter up to five photos each year that must fit into one of the following four categories:

1- Conservation Practices

2- Close-up Conservation

3- Conservation in Action

4- Agriculture and Conservation Across America

Awards will be provided to county-wide winners.  For more information, please submit your questions by email to info@bondswcd.org.

 

 

Cost-Share Assistance Sign-Up Now through May 31

The Bond County SWCD is seeking applications for cost-share assistance for conservation programs.  If you are interested in Cover Crops, Pasture & Hayland Planting, No-till or Strip-till corn or sorghum, Conservation Cover or Critical Area Planting or other conservation practices, please click on the application link below or scan the QR code.  Contact the SWCD office for more information and program details.

618-664-3590 ext. 3 or email questions to info@bondswcd.org

Conservation Cost-Share Assistance Application

 

 

June 7 - Teacher Workshop

The Bond County SWCD & Ag in the Classroom Program is hosting a 2022 Teacher Workshop on June 7.  The event will be held at the Greenville First Christian Church Family Life Center from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m., with afternoon tours of the new Scott's Processing Meat-ing Room and Retail Store, and the Milkhouse.  Please check back soon to register and for more details!  

Teachers will receive professional development credits through the Regional Office of Education #3.  Registration is free if completed by June 1!    Lunch is included and teachers will receive classroom materials, lessons and updates on grant opportunities.  Click the link below to register or use the QR code.

       CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

     

Conservation Seed For Sale

Contact the SWCD office to order your CRP and conservation seed.  Many mixes available.  Mixes meet NRCS standards for CRP seedings.  Several mixes include pollinator habitat, wildflowers, warm season grasses, monarch butterfly habitat and more. Contact the SWCD office info@bondswcd.org or  618-664-3590 ext. 3 for pricing and more details.

Pay Invoices Online

The Bond SWCD is NOW accepting credit cards for payment of invoices for the following:

Equipment Rental, Fish Orders, Soil Sampling, Conservation Seed, AITC Sponsorships, Scholarship Donations, Meeting Sponsorship

To pay by credit card click the Jetpay logo below  You can either make a one-time payment or establish a login account for regular customers. 

 

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Soil Sampling - Call Now

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Now offering Haney Soil Health Testing and Corn Tissue Testing. 

Call now to schedule your field for soil sampling, or tissue testing.  Allow us to pull the samples and submit them for lab analysis.  Or you can drop off your samples and we'll analyze them for you.  For more information or to book your appointment call Roger Marcoot at 618-664-0555 ext. 3013 or 618-292-6043.

75 YEARS OF BOND COUNTY SWCD - Learn more....

To learn more about the history of the Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District click the link below.  The Bond SWCD was chartered in 1944 by forward thinking agriculturalists that had visions of a more conservation friendly system of farming.  The district has evolved to include service programs, education outreach, equipment rental, soil sampling and more.  To learn about the programs, leaders and past award winner click below:

75 years of the Bond County SWCD