The NACD, in partnership with the NACD Auxiliary, announced the winners of the 2019 Poster Contest during the 74th NACD Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. A big congratulation goes out toKaden Knake, a senior at West Geauga High Schoolon her beautiful poster and her well-deserved first place win! Ever year in celebration of Stewardship Week, Geauga Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors a Poster Contest. Corresponding with stewardship week, the Poster Contest theme in 2019 was “Life in the Soil: Dig Deeper.” Did you know the USA alone has more than 70,000 varieties of soil? It also takes 500 years to produce an inch of topsoil, which is the most productive layer of soil! Soil is alive! There are more microorganisms in a handful of soil than there are people on Earth.
The Geauga SWCD received numerous entries this year. The first-place winners of each category moved on to the State Competition where they had a chance to move on to the National Competition. And that’s just what Kaden Knake did. She placed first at all levels and represented Ohio with her first place win.
For information about the Conservation Poster Contest, contact Geauga SWCD at 1-440-834-1122 or www.geaugaswcd.com. Additional information about Stewardship Week and Poster Contest is available on the NACD website at www.nacdnet.org.