Healthy Soils Are Full of Life

The annual National Conservation Poster Contest provides kindergarten through 12th 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.

Twenty-nine 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, Healthy Soils Are Full of Life. The posters then advance to the national competition, sponsored by the National Association of Conservation Districts.

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Class K-1
Kyra Keeling

1st grade
Pleasant Hope Elementary School
Polk County

Class 2-3
Rhett Forkner

3rd grade
Truman Elementary
Vernon County

poster art

Class 4-6
Brenton Arnold

5th grade
St. Andrew’s School
Moniteau County

poster art

Class 7-9
Whitney Hackman

7th grade
St. Mary’s School
Howard County

Class 10-12
Jessica Venvertloh
12th grade
Fair Play School
Polk County

poster art