Dig It! The Secrets of the Soil

The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through twelfth grade students with an opportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water and related issues. It also highlights the educational efforts of the local soil and water conservation districts.

Fifty-eight counties in Missouri participated in this year's event, sponsored by the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. These posters were selected as the state winners because they best convey the idea of the theme, Dig It! The Secrets of the Soil. The posters then advanced to the national competition, sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

Click any thumbnail image below for a larger image of the poster

Poster Thumbnail by Randi Higgins

Class K-1

Randi Higgins
1st grade
Galena R-II
Stone County
Poster Thumbnail by Collin Branum

Class 2-3

Collin Branum
2nd grade
St. Francis Xavier
Cole County
Poster Thumbnail by Houston Bichsel

Class 4-6

Houston Bichsel
6th grade
North Shelby Elementary
Shelby County
Poster Thumbnail by Erin Gerlemann

Class 7-9

Erin Gerlemann
7th grade
St. George School
Gasconade County
Poster Thumbnail by Amber Keiffer

Class 10-12

Amber Kieffer
11th grade
Chillicothe High School
Livingston County
Poster Thumbnail by Jessi Westcott

Soil Painting
Class 4-6

Jessi Westcott
5th grade
Pleasant View R-VI
Grundy County

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