Legislative Breakfast May 22, 2014

The NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold its 2014 Legislative Breakfast on Thursday morning, May 22 in the Legislative Building Cafeteria.  Registration will begin at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:15 a.m.  A short program will conclude at approximately 8:00 a.m.  RSVP to www.ncaswcd@gmail.com by May 14

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Gator Raffle Results Announced

The 2013 Gator Raffle was a hugh success with eight winning tickets drawn during the 70th Annual Meeting of the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts on Tuesday evening, January 7, 2014.  Winners included the following:

Five $100 prizes:  Eileen Langdon, Benson, NC; Chris Huysman, Sparta, NC; Kathy Stiheleather, Taylorsville, NC; Robert Wilkerson, Greenville, NC; and James Taylor, Woodleaf, NC.

$300 prize: Don Whitlow, Rocky Mount, Va.

Holland Grill: Jerry Gilchrist, Fairmont, NC

John Deere Gator: Tommy Smith, Concord, NC.

Congratulations to all winners!

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2013 Education Contest Winners Announced

Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2013 poster, essay, and speech contests.  Winners at the state level can be found at the following link:  http://www.ncagr.gov/SWC/educational/documents/2013NCASWCDContestWinners.pdf

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2013 Outstanding Conservation Farm Family Selected

The Jane Iseley Farm in Alamance County has recently been selected by the NC Associaiton of Soil and Water Conservation Districts as the 2013 Outstanding Conservation Farm Family.  The competitive program starts with the selection of an outstanding farmer by the local soil and water conservation district.  After competing at the area and regional levels, the farms selected to represent the mountain, piedmont, and coastal plain regions of the state are judged by a panel of five judges to select a state Outstanding Conservation Farm Family.  For information about the Iseley Farm visit www.iseleyfarms.com.   An on-farm celebration will be held in the fall of 2013.

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