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Bond County Soil and Water Conservation District

Entries due June 1

POSTER CONTEST: 

The Bond Co. SWCD, Bond Ag in the Classroom, and the Little Bluestem Quail Forever chapter is sponsoring an art contest.  The theme for the 2020 contest is “Where Would We BEE Without Pollinators?”  This title must be on the FRONT of the poster.  All artwork should be the original work of the student

Students should use 8 1/2 x 11 paper or cardstock to create their artwork.  Students may use any medium or combination of mediums they choose to create their entry (crayons, markers, colored pencils, charcoal, etc.).   Artwork must be postmarked by June 1.  Prizes will be awarded for the following age groups:  K-1, 2-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12.  Countywide winners for each age group will receive cash awards in the amount of $25, $15, and $10 for first, second and third place respectively.  The winning poster will advance to the state competition in July.

Please mail your entries in a large envelope to:  Bond SWCD, Attn:  Art Contest, 1111 E. Harris Ave., Greenville, IL 62246

Students must include their name, teacher, grade and school on the BACK of their poster.  If this information is not included the entry will be disqualified

 

PHOTO CONTEST:

A photo contest is also being sponsored by the Association of Illinois Conservation Districts.  The contest is for amateur photographers and the photos must be submitted electronically.  Adults and children are both allowed to enter.  Children under 18 should enter the "Youth Only" category.  Subject matter should be about agriculture and or conservation.  Categories include:

  • Conservation Practices
  • Close Up Conservation
  • Conservation in Action
  • Ag/Conservation Across America
  • Youth Only

An application must be submitted with the jpeg or tiff (300 dpi min) photo.  Click below for the full contest rules and application.  Information must be submitted online to info@bondswcd.org and info@aiswcd.org.  Click below for the complete contest rules:

PHOTO CONTEST

*SWCD employee's and director's family members are NOT eligible to enter

 

2020 4-H/Ag in the Classroom Livestock Auction Enrollment 

To enroll in the Bond County 4-H/Ag in the Classroom Livestock Auction you must complete online enrollment.  

Please review the auction enrollment terms HERE.

Auction participants must submit your enrollment through an online electronic form.  The form must be submitted by June 15, 2020.

Click below to start the enrollment process.

Online Auction Enrollment Form

Cost-Share Assistance Sign-Up

The Bond County SWCD is seeking applications for cost-share assistance for conservation programs.  If you are interested in Cover Crops, Nutrient Management Plans, Pasture & Hayland Planting, No-till corn or sorghum, or other conservation practices please download the application below and 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

 

Conservation Seed

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 at 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