Local Projects

Women In Agriculture

The Scott County SWCD sponsors the Scott County Women in Agriculture group. The women raise funds each year to sponsor “Farm Day” held in April of each year. The event averages around 300 third graders from Scott County schools. Students visit stations and learn how agricultural products are grown and how the products relate to them in their every day lives. The group also awards a $500 scholarship each year for a Scott County student who has a family background in agriculture. Women in Ag host “Farm Day” for Scott County third graders in April.

Annual Meetings

In February of each year, the Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District conducts their annual meeting.

Ecology Days

The Scott County SWCD hosts Ecology Days each year with partners from NRCS, Missouri Department of Conservation and University of Missouri Extension. This event averages 200 fifth grades that visit six stations located at a Scott County farm and learn about wildlife, soil conservation and aquatic life. Ecology Days are held in the fall of each year for fifth graders in Scott County.

Field Days

Field days are held throughout the year. The Annual Tour of Practices showcases various practices throughout the county and are held in December each year. SALT tours are held to educate landowners for practices that are available through SALT. These tours include irrigation practices and pasture management practices.

Poster Contest

Scott County offers children in Scott County schools to participate in the annual poster contest. Average participation is around 1,000 posters. Kindergarten and first graders participate in a coloring sheet contest. Second through eighth graders participate in the poster contest.