2013 FFA Section 3 Soil Judging Contest
FFA Section 3 held their Soil Judging Contest once again this year to help better educate our youth. It was a beautiful day with 158 students from 11 different schools to participate in a fun and interactive education experience. Thanks again to everyone that helped to make the day a success. A special thanks to Kewanee High School who again hosted this year.
Pictured below are the Kewanee teams.
The school and individual rankings are listed below:
(Tie broken on Pit #1)
7. Stark County
9. Bureau Valley
11. Riverdale (Team of 2)
1. Storme Barton - AlWood
2. Felicia Shaw - AlWood
3. Emily Pettis - Kewanee
4. Tyler Hamerlinck - Sherrard
5. Mary Koby - AlWood
6. Pedro Avila - Sherrard
7. Megan Mansker - Galva
8. Alexis Johnson - Kewanee
9. Morgan Gustafson - Sherrard
10. Kaylea Flynn - Sherrard
Hulting Recieves 15 Year Director Service Award
Albert Hulting of Sheffield recieved a 15 Year Director Service Award at the Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts Annual Meeting in Springfield, IL on July 21 through 23. Albert is currently serving as a director of the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District Board.
Congratulations to Albert Hulting!
Tom & Margaret Hitzhusen Family from Henry County Named 2013 Conservation Farm Family & Governor’s Award Winner
Pictured from L to R: Charlie Meier (IL Representative), Steve Chard (Acting Bureau Chief-IL Dept. of Ag), Tom Hitzhusen, Margaret Hitzhusen, Lonnie Wilson (AISWCD President)
Tom & Margaret Hitzhusen’s family was named the 2013 Conservation Farm Family of the year and presented the Governor’s Award, during the Association of Illinois Soil & Water Conservation Districts’ (AISWCD) 65th Annual Meeting/Bureau of Land & Water Resources’s (BLWR) Summer Conference award ceremony on Monday, July 23rd in Springfield, IL.
This award, sponsored by AISWCD, Brownfield Network, Prairie Farmer, and the Illinois Department of Agriculture – BLWR, recognizes one outstanding conservation farm family that exemplifies “Total Resource Management.” There are 97 Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout the state, comprising 16 Land Use Councils (LUC). After advancing as the winner from their Land Use Council, the Hitzhusen family and their resource conservation efforts on their farm competed against the remaining 6 LUC winners in Springfield. The AISWCD Awards Committee selected the Hitzhusen family as the 2013 Conservation Farm Family of the year and presented the family the Governor’s Award.
In addition to a plaque distinguishing the family’s award, the Hitzhusen family also received a $500 check from Meijer and a Memorex Station Audio CD player from Brownfield Network. As recipients of the Governor’s Award, the Hitzhusen family will be honored at the Illinois State Fair Ag Day program on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 and will receive a personalized “Conservation Farm Family” sign for display on their farm.
The Henry County Soil & Water Conservation District, and its affiliates, would like to sincerely congratulate the Hitzhusen family for their dedication and commitment to soil and water conservation. Their family farm is truly a model of conservation for the county.
Conservation Compliance and Highly Erodible Land
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