Resource Conservation Speech

Entrants Sought for Resource Conservation Speech Contest
The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA), in cooperation with Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of South Dakota, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts are seeking entrants for the Resource Conservation Speech Contest. The contest theme is “Soil Health, What will you leave?” All South Dakota students in grades 9-12 are eligible to compete for $2,300 in higher education scholarships, provided by the East River and Rushmore Electric power cooperatives and South Dakota Rural Electric Association.

Five place winners will be selected at the state level, with scholarships awarded to the top three finalists: first place is $1,100; second place is $750; and third place is $450. All contestants participate in contests coordinated by local conservation districts. Local winners advance to area contests held in seven locations. The top area speakers compete at the state finals in Pierre.

Local winners are awarded $50 for 1st place, $30 for 2nd place, and $20 for 3rd place.
Additional Resource Conservation Speech Information

Entry Form (download)
Contact Information
Day County Conservation District
Office:
600 E Hwy 12 Suite 1
Webster, SD 57274
Tree shed address:
43423 143rd Street
Webster, SD 57274