The Platte County Soil and Water Conservation District sponsors a poster contest each year offered to fourth grade students in Platte County.
The purpose is to expose young people to a variety of soil conservation information and issues. Videos and PowerPoint presentations on soil, erosion and conservation practices are given in the classroom to prepare the students for the poster contest, while learning more about soil conservation and the need for conserving our natural resources.
Posters are judged on their conservation message, visual effectiveness and originality. Each poster receives either a blue, red or white ribbon. An overall first, second and third place school poster is then selected from each school.