DAVIESS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT JUNIOR BOARD

DAVIESS COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT JUNIOR BOARD

The Daviess County Conservation District Junior Board consists of 3 area High Schools in the area which are Daviess County High, Apollo High, and Owensboro Catholic. They take pride in participating in community activities. One of the most valuable things they do is to educate the younger generation.

They eagerly participate in Agriculture Day at local elementary schools. They are responsible for setting up the booths and take an active role in teaching the kids about the different aspects of agricultural and how it affects their daily life. It is vital to teach the children where the food they buy at the grocery really comes from and the importance of protecting our natural resources.

Agriculture Education Day at Local Elementary School

The Junior Board also enjoys taking part in a pumpkin painting day at the Boys & Girls Club. They are able to get pumpkins donated from a local producer and the district supplies the paint and other art supplies. It is a great opportunity to talk to the kids about how pumpkins grow and the process involved in raising them.

Another community activity they are actively involved in is working with the children at the Neblett Center, a community center for under-privileged children. They teach the kids how to make Christmas ornaments out of all natural materials that make great food for birds. They learned how to be resourceful and use items that could be found in nature to decorate their tree. They enjoy showing the kids to make even the holidays a conservation friendly time.

Scholarship Opportunity

The Daviess County Conservation District will award a scholarship in the amount of $500-$1,000 to a graduating senior. If there is not a viable graduating senior applicant then a former scholarship winner would be considered. The candidate must meet the following criteria to be eligible.

Requirements

• Preferred member of Daviess County Junior Board or FFA

• Must plan to enroll in a college/university/community/technical preferred in KY

• Must be majoring in agriculture or related science-see appendix A for related science

• Must maintain a C (2.0) average in high school

 

Application Instructions

Please complete the attached application form to apply for the Daviess County Conservation District Scholarship and submit it by April 30, 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.