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!
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
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.
The Association’s Legislative Breakfast will be held in the NC Legislative Building Cafeteria on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
All district supervisors are asked to take the following actions: (1) Hold the date of March 7, 2013 open on their calendar; (2) Attend the breakfast if at all possible; (3) When notified that the invitations have gone out to all legislators, call their representative and senator and encourage their participation in the breakfast.