The KACD Conservation Education and Youth Committee is a functioning committee of the Kansas Association of Conservation Districts (KACD). KACD has been active for over 50 years in promoting the conservation of our natural resources. The 525 volunteer district supervisors and over 150 district employees recognize the need to provide scholarships and other recognition to promote stewardship efforts.

The committee facilitates KACD's sponsorship of several annual contests, such as area and state speeches, state poster, essay, and limerick. Additionally, KACD sponsors the Envirothon for Kansas youth, scholarships for college students majoring in natural resource programs, and issues awards for out-standing conservation achievement, leadership recognition, and teacher of the year.

Committee Chairman
Brandon Dibben
Geary County Conservation District
135 E 8th Street
Junction City, KS 66441
 
Angela Beavers
Secretary

Conservation Legacy Brochure

To learn more about our scholarship program and how you can lend your support, download the brochure HERE.

 

Student Scholarship Brochure

For information on how students may apply for the KACD Conservation Education and Youth Committee Scholarship program, download the brochure HERE.

Download the KACD Scholarship application HERE.

2017 Speech Contest Winners

Alesha Bergner, Pratt County - 1st place $1000

Nathan Knapp, Nemaha County - 2nd place $500

Gentry Shapland, Lane County - honorable mention $250

Amber Kratz, Crawford County - honorable mention $250

 

Contests

The 2018 theme for the poster, essay, and limerick contest is:

 

 

The 2018 Topic for the speech contest is:

 

Exclusive sponsor of the 2018 KACD State Speech contest is:

Speech Awards Progam
Download the latest revised edition of the rules HERE.

2018 Speech Scorecard. Download HERE.

Photo Contest Program
Download the latest revised edition of the rules HERE.
Download the Photo/Publicity Release form HERE.

Essay Awards Program
Download the latest revised edition of the rules HERE.

Limerick Awards Program
Download the latest revised edition of the rules HERE.

Poster Awards Program
Download the latest revised edition of the rules HERE.
(the committee will accept in 2018 12x18 or 14x22 posters.

A blank application form to be used for the poster, limerick and essay contests may be downloaded HERE.