Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2014 Walker County Land Judging Contest

The Walker County Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resource Conservation Service hosted the annual land judging contest for high school students on October 15, 2014 at Mathis Creek Farm in Argo. Score cards are completed on four different land uses; pastureland, farmland, cropland, and home sites. This event is designed to help students learn more about land, soil types and capabilities, methods of soil conservation, treatments to obtain higher crop production and selection of suitable home sites. We would like to thank Jeff Barton for the use of his farm as well as the Walker County Board of Education & Darrell Wade for digging the judging pits for the competition. Congratulations to Curry High School for winning the contest and to the Walker County Center of Technology for placing second. Adam York was the high individual scorer. Shown below is Curry High School and Adam York.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

2014 Area III ACDEA scholaship winner

Congratulations to Frankie Payne, Senior at Curry High School for winning the $500.00 2014 Area III ACDEA scholarship.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Fruit tree grafting workshop

There will be a fruit tree grafting workshop on February 20, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Walker County Extension office. There will be a $10.00 registration fee which will include instruction, supplies and refreshments. For additional information call 205-221-3392. You can also click on the flyer for additional information.

2014 scholarship applications

The Walker County Soil & Water Conservation District is now accepting applications for a $500.00 scholarship sponsored by the Alabama Conservation District Employees Association. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen, high school senior, and living in the State of Alabama. Applications may be picked up at the District office located in the Carl Elliott Walker County Board of Education Building, Suite 207, in Jasper. Deadline to receive completed applications in the District office is March 7, 2014. For more information, please contact Katherine Patton at (205) 384-0606 ext 1.