Soil and Water

The next Stanly SWCD Board Meeting  will be July 9, 2014 at 7:00 am at Judy’s Restaurant in Albemarle, NC. Meetings are open to the public.




The Fork Farm & Stables,  Stanly SWCD Conservation Farm Family 2014, took first place in both the Area and Regional competitions. Congratulations!

Fork Farm sign


Drill from NathanNo-Till Drill Available For Rent

The practice of turning the soil before planting a new crop leads to soil erosion and farmland degradation. No-till planting reduces  erosion and promotes soil health. Stanly SWCD’s Truax 88 No-Till-Drill is designed with three seed boxes that allow for planting regular grass seed, fluffy seeds and clovers. It’s perfect for seeding and reseeding fields and pastures. The District rents the drill for  $10 per acre in Stanly County and $12 per acre for out of county use. There is a $50 minimum charge in county.   Call the SWCD office at 704-986-3059 for more information


5th_place MS_team

  Middle School Team competes in Southern Piedmont Envirothon

This five member team, Creation Explorers,  placed fifth in the Southern Piedmont Envirothon (SPE) on April 1st, securing a place in the State Envirothon.  The SPE is sponsored by the NC Division of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. A total of 19 teams competed in testing in the areas of aquatics, forestry, soil, wildlife and current environmental issues. The team was formed from the Stanly County Homeschool C0-Op Science Study Group. Members of the team are (L-R): Thomas Maness, son of Dana Maness and Johanna Drye; Lexie Burns, daughter of Tim and Susanne Burns; Rylee Carrick, daughter of Robert and Mandy Eudy; Amelia Martin, daughter of Ward and Felicia Martin; and Dayli Williams, daughter of Scott and Luanne Williams.


Soil & Water Recognition of Achievements:

2013 No-Till Corn Yield Winner                   2013 Conservation Farm Family

Sunnybrook Farms                                                            John S. Pickler

261.22 bushels/acre                                                            Long Creek Farms

Sunnybrook Farms also placed Second in the Southern Piedmont Dryland/Non-Irrigated Division. It will also be Second Place for the Tri-County Corn Yield Contest. Butch Brooks/Sunnybrook Farms was also recognized as a 225 bushel club member for the state. All of these awards and recognitions were given by the NC Corn Producers Association.


SWCD holds Annual Awards Banquet February 24th    The Stanly Soil and Water Conservation District held its annual awards banquet February 24, 2014 at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center in Albemarle. The theme for the contest this year was “The Living Soil” For details… Awards Banquet 2013 news release

Third place poster winnerEssay winner with teacherSecond place poster winner

First place poster winner

Picture1Essay winner and myself






See more pics of the winners here….

2013 Contest Winners


Click here to download and watch the winning Computer Designed Slide Show (PowerPoint) by Graham Eddy and here to read the winning essay by Marcie Harward. Congratulations to all the winners!