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.
If you or your district would like to help support the KACD Conservation Education and Youth Committee with a donation, please click here.
Conservation Legacy Brochure

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

A blank application form to be used for the poster, limerick and essay contests may be downloaded here.
The 2013 theme for the poster, essay, and limerick contest is:
The 2013 Topic for the Speech contest is:
Speech Awards Program
Download the latest revised edition of the rules 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.
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Mike & Cheryl Flory, IV
Co-Chairs

Jim/Debbie Bennett - II
Bonnie Baier - III
Dennis/Ireta Schwant - IV
Jarrod Bowser - IV
Annalee Nelson, IV
Jim Weaver - IV
Roberta Spencer - Envirothon
Tom Meek - Envirothon
John Ungerer - NRCS
Laura Downey - KACEE
Cathy Musick - KFAC
Ronald Brown - KACD Dir
Pat Lehman - KACD ED
Committee Members
2012 State Contest Winners
Posters, Essays & Limericks

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Rawlins County wheat field at sunset - Photo by Kathy Davis-Vrbas, Atwood, Kansas