© 2009-2018 Lane County Conservation District
Dighton, Kansas
The Lane County Conservation has several programs which support the youth.  Here are
some of the current programs: 

Poster, Limerick & Essay Contest
Every year students from Kindergarten through eighth grade are presented with a different
theme relating to conservation of natural resources, such as soil, water, plants, wildlife,
beautification or recreation. 

The poster contest is held for all students Kindergarten through sixth grade.  The children
are encouraged to make creative posters and can use any kind of supply, even rock and soil. 
The limerick contest is open to fifth and sixth graders.  The essay Contest is open to
students from fifth to eighth grade and must follow the year’s theme, not to exceed 500

Each year first through third place students from each grade category are given awards and
prizes at the Annual Meeting.
LCCD proudly sponsors the KACD Youth and Education Program, the State Fair Booth, Legislative Fair, 3-I Show,
and Fourth Grade Foresters. Additionally LCCD helps with the tri-county Water Festival, and the Conservation Tour held in
conjunction with Extension and NRCS.
Kindergarten - 1st Grade:
1st:  Grace Leighty
2nd: Rebecca Spear
3rd: Nora Beach
2016 Poster & Limerick Contest Winners
2nd-3rd Grade: 
1st:  Reid Felker
2nd: Ellie Leighty
3rd:  Kinzie Zimmerman
4th Grade:
1st:  Hadley Whipple
2nd:  Cinzly Bauer
3rd: Ryland Price
6th Grade:
1st:  Genni Wishon
2nd:  Allie VonLeonrod
3rd:  Brianna Maughlin
5th-6th Grade:
1st:  Remy Marsteller
2nd:  Claire Davis
3rd: Ethan Shapland
Speech Contest

The speech contest is available for students ninth through twelfth grades.  This is an excellent opportunity for
students to earn a scholarship as both the county and state competition award scholarships.  The speech must
be between five and eight minutes in length and pertain to the specified speech topic.
2016 Speech Contest Winners

1st Place: Katie Payne

2nd Place: Alexis Peck
5th Grade:
1st; Erica Felker
2nd: Remy Marsteller
3rd: Lily Payne
Agriculture & Conservation Scholarships

The Lane County Conservation District offers $500 scholarships to senior level high school students who are attending high
school or are home-schooled in Lane County.  The scholarships are intended for students who plan to enter into the
Agricultural and/or Conservation fields.  The Conservation fields can be for either Agricultural Conservation or a Natural
Resource Conservation field (i.e. wind, solar, fuel, etc).  Applications are accepted during the fall semester of the senior year for
students entering higher level education the following fall or spring semesters.  The winners are announced at the conservation
district’s annual meeting, which is held in January.