Morgan Conservation District Photo Contest Deadline Extended to October 28th!

The 2013 Morgan Conservation District Photo Contest will give seventh through twelfth grade students’ in the Morgan County  School District the opportunity to participate in a unique contest meant to highlight the inspiring scenery of Utah’s agriculture, livestock, and conservation practices. This photo contest provides an excellent opportunity for students to enjoy healthy competition while learning about conservation.

 Cash prizes will be awarded to winning photographers!

The contest goal is to showcase photographs that reveal the beautiful and immense natural and cultural agricultural diversity found throughout the state of Utah, while also highlighting the educational outreach efforts of conservation districts and their state associations, auxiliaries and agencies.

This year’s photo contest includes four categories

Conservation Practice

 Close Up Conservation

Conservation in Action

Agriculture/Conservation across America

Winning photos from the county level move onto the state competition where the Utah Association of Conservation District’s (UACD) Auxiliary will select one photo from each category to move onto the National Association of Conservation District’s (NACD) nationwide competition.

All photos must be received by October 28, 2013

Check the 2013 Conservation Photo Contest tab above for full details!

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Grill Your Conservation District Bar-B-Q – September 18th!

The Morgan Conservation District will host its annual Grill Your Conservation District BBQ Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at Riverside Park. Partner presentations, a meet and greet and burgers will be served from 1:00 to 1:30. A soil health tour will take place off site from 1:30 until 3:00 pm immediately after the bbq.

P1080089The Conservation District invited partners that included state and federal agencies, local government and non-profit organization to the event. They will bring current information about their agricultural and natural resource conservation programs and funding opportunities.

The Grill Your Conservation District BBQ is a unique opportunity to link landowners with conservation funding      programs and elected officials. It’s a great time for all to learn about conservation efforts within Morgan County. Come hungry and ready to learn.

Complete details here!

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2013 Poster Contest for 4th and 5th Grades – Deadline Oct 1st

Morgan Conservation Districts’ Natural Resource Conservation Poster Contest provides fourth and fifth grade students an opportunity to share their thoughts about soil, water, agriculture and natural resources.

This year’s theme is “Where does your Water Shed?”. It’s designed to help students understand the importance of fresh water we need each day.

The winning student will be awarded a $20.00 cash prize. The winning student’s entire class will receive a visit from the Morgan Conservation District. The visit includes a 20 minute watershed model demonstration and a treat!

Deadline for submissions is October 1st! 

Complete Details Here

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Morgan Resource Assessment

The Morgan resource assessment is finally complete!

Please click the link to view the  Morgan County 2013 Resource Assessment

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2013 Scholarship winner!

2013 Recipient – Nicole Haslam

Nicole Haslam was the winner for the $ 500 scholarship. Nicole currently attends Utah State University, and is enrolled in the Agriculture Education Program. Her goal is to become a High School Agriculture teacher after graduating college! She has contributed and has volunteered her time to the collegiate FFA, and as a custodian for many businesses.

Every year Morgan Conservation District awards a $500 scholarship to a high school senior who is majoring in an agricultural related field. An additional $700 scholarship is also being provided by the Utah Association of Conservation District’s Auxiliary.

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2013 Bag O’ Woad Youth Weed Pull

Morgan County youth, ages 6 through 18, are invited to pull and fill 40 pound bags of dyer’s woad for a $10.00 bounty! The event runs May 15th, 22nd, 29th and June 5th. Complete details here!

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$250,000 in Grants Available for Specialty Crops!

$250,000 in Grants Available for Specialty Crops. The Utah Department of Agriculture & Food is once again seeking proposals for the federally funded (USDA) Specialty Crops Block Grant Program. Specialty Crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture).”

READ MORE HERE! 

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Grantsville Dust Bowl

This “mini-documentary,” narrated by KUTV’s Michelle King, includes interviews from Utah residents (primary sources) about the “dirty” Grantsville Dustbowl of the 1930s. Yes, Utah did experience its own dustbowl, not from the turn of the plow, like the Midwest, but from overgrazing. Learn about how residents responded to what was one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters.

Click here to watch Video 

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2013 Scholarship Contest!

The Morgan Conservation District is offering a $500 scholarship to a high school senior who plans to major in agriculture, natural resources, or a related field. Additionally, the Utah Association of Conservation District’s is offering $700 award.

By filling out the scholarship application, students apply for both awards independently. The winning student(s) must be accepted to the program they plan to attend.

Applications are due by Saturday, April 20th.

Here is a link to the Scholarship Application:

2013 Morgan Scholarship Application

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Morgan Conservation District Teleconference Today

The Morgan Conservation District is having a 15 minute teleconference today to discuss who can sign a contract. If you would like to be included please call 801.538.7118.

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2013 Utah Envirothon

2013 Utah Envirothon

Utah Envirothon
Richfield UT, April 26-27

The Utah Envirothon is a natural resource and environmental science program designed to teach and subsequently test students’ knowledge. The program is supported by the Utah State Office of Education and the Utah Society for Environmental Education, with many learning objectives tied to the Utah Science Core standards.

Participating teachers and advisors may receive recertification credits when incorporating the program into their current science curriculum, or extracurricular activities. This spring the event will be held in Richfield UT, April 26-27.

If there is enough interest, there will be a teacher workshop on January 17 or 18 in Green River, UT, and again on March 1 in Richfield to introduce teachers and advisors to the program and resource professionals.


Please see this informational video: 2013 Envirothon
For more information, visit: utahenvirothon.org

If you have interest in participating in the workshops, please contact:
Loralie Cox
Envirothon Coordinator
801-538-7107

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2012 Poster Contest Winner Announced

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce Quincee Dorius as the winner of the 2012 Conservation Poster Contest! Quincee is in the 4th grade and attends Mountain Green Elementary.

Four honorable mentions were awarded. Those student’s were Paige Winegar and Evan Bechtel from Mountain Green Elementary, and Brianna Searle and Karlie Kotter from Morgan Elementary.

This year’s poster contest theme was “Soil to Spoon”. The contest was designed to help children understand where our food comes from, and how it gets from the soil to our plates.

For more information about this contest, or the Morgan Conservation District, please Click here or call (801) 538.7118.

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Dust Bowl Video: Grantsville, UT

This “mini-documentary,” narrated by KUTV’s Michelle King, includes interviews from Utah residents (primary sources) about the “dirty” Grantsville Dustbowl of the 1930s. Yes, Utah did experience its own dustbowl, not from the turn of the plow, like the Midwest, but from overgrazing. Learn about how residents responded to what was one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters.

Dust Bowl: Grantsville, Utah

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2012 Grill Your Conservation District BBQ September 19th!!!

The Morgan Conservation District hosts a Grill Your Conservation District bar-b-q annually.

The 2012 event will be Wednesday, September 19th 2012 from 11:00 am – 1:00pm at Riverside Park, 225 East 125 North, Morgan UT. 2012 Flier!

The Conservation District invited partners that included state and federal agencies, local government and non-profit organization to the event. They bring current information about their agricultural and natural resource conservation programs and funding opportunities

The Grill Your Conservation District BBQ is a unique opportunity to link landowners with conservation funding programs and elected officials. It’s a great time for all to learn about conservation efforts within Morgan County.

Call (801) 538.7127 if you have questions.

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Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad Program Success!

Morgan Conservation District’s Bag O’ Woad youth weed pull yielded three tons of the noxious weed, dyer’s woad. This is a one ton increase from last year!

Morgan County youth, with the help of their parents, dug and filled 40 pound bags of the noxious weed dyer’s woad. In return, they received a $10.00 bounty

It is critical that the Morgan County community understand that noxious weeds are a serious problem in the county and support local weed control efforts.

The program was sponsored by Morgan Conservation District, 1st Bank, Diamond D Ranch, Geneva Rock, J Reverse J Cattle Company, Jay and Wess Wardell Fur Farm and Morgan County and the Morgan Farm Bureau.

For complete program details click here!

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Morgan Conservation District 2011 Poster Contest Winner

The Morgan Conservation District is pleased to announce Emma Morgan as the winner of the 2011 Conservation Poster Contest!  Emma is in the 5th grade and attends Mountain Green Elementary.  Her poster will go on to compete in the state poster competition.  The winning poster will go on to nationals.  Prizes will be awarded on both levels.

The poster contest theme was “Forests for People – More Than You Can Imagine”.  The contest was designed to educate students about the important role of forests in everyday life.

Mrs. Bate’s class received a visit from the Morgan Conservation District Board, as well as a 15 minute watershed model demonstration and a pizza party on Thursday, November 10th!  In addition, Emma received a $20.00 cash prize during the visit.  Every student who participated also received a bookmark with a picture of Emma’s poster on it.

The Morgan Conservation District was pleased to have great participation in this first year program!  Four classes from Morgan County schools participated and an impressive eighty four students turned in posters.  The Morgan Conservation District thanks all of the teachers that fit this contest into their curriculum and aided in the process of collecting the posters.

For more information about this contest, or the Morgan Conservation District, please visit morganconservationdistrict.org or call (801) 542.8208.

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2011 MORGAN GRILL YOUR CONSERVATION DISTIRCT’S BAR-B-Q SUCCESS

The Morgan Conservation District hosted its fourth annual Grill Your Conservation District BBQ Wednesday at Riverside Park.

The Conservation District grilled burgers and hotdog for the public and their conservation partners. Agencies in attendance were the Department of Agriculture and Food, The Natural Resource Conservation Service, The Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget and the Utah Association of Conservation Districts. Information about their conservation projects and programs was shared with the 30 landowners who attended. Utah State University Extension had an education both that highlighted research on using Ammonium Sulfate as an Adjuvant in Roundup.

The Grill Your Conservation District BBQ is a unique opportunity to link landowners with conservation funding programs and elected officials. It’s a great time for all to learn about conservation efforts within Morgan County.

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The Morgan Conservation District Presented Scholarship to Morgan High Graduate

The Morgan Conservation District presented Morgan High School graduate, Ethan Porter, a scholarship in June 2011. Porter plans to attend Weber State University in the fall of 2011 and work towards a degree in Pre-Veterinarian Medicine. With Porter’s extensive background in FFA, as well as his experiences with Utah Cattleman’s Association and American Angus Association, he is a well-qualified recipient, with a promising future.

(Morgan CD Chairman Fred Thurston, Ethan Porter, Morgan CD Supervisors Logan Wilde and Barclay Earl)

The District’s annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who intends to pursue a career in agriculture, natural resources or a related field.

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