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The next meeting of the Stanly Soil & Water Conservation District Board will be Wednesday December 9, 2015  at 7:00 a.m. at the Agri-Civic Center.

2016 Contest Theme: We All Live in a Watershed

Deadline: Friday, January 15, 2016

TEACHERS! When planning for your next school year please consider incorporating our contests and presentations into your schedule.

  • Grade 5 – Poster Contest
  • Grade 6 – Essay Contest and/or Slideshow Contest.  Students may enter both!
  • Grade 7 & 8 – Public Speaking Contest

Email  to schedule a presentation for your class or for more details about our contests.

More information will be forth coming on the NCDA&CS website

 NCDA&CS reminds users to submit soil samples by Nov. 30 to avoid peak-season fees…

Read here …Peak-Season Fee Reminder


2015 Agri-Civic Center Day 

The fifth annual  “Stanly County Agri-Civic Day, sponsored by the Friends of  the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center (FACC), was held August 15th  with attendance up about 20 percent over last year. Agri-Civic Day is a celebration of the county’s rich agricultural heritage. Many local     sponsors contributed to the success of this event. Children had choices of bounce houses, corn pits, a straw bale maze, face painting, balloon animals, Smokey the Bear, pony rides, gold panning and even milking Elsie the fake cow.  Adults also enjoyed heritage/historical demonstrations, livestock judging, mule jumps, food vendors, live entertainment, heavy equipment and farm    machinery. The  purpose of the event is to bring attention to and gather support for the facility that provides services to the residents of Stanly and surrounding counties. Thanks to the support of many sponsors, admission was free. The Friends of the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center is a nonprofit organization.

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No-Till Drill Available For Rent

Drill from Nathan

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.   Call the SWCD office at 704-986-3059 for more information.


Jennie Wagner

Jennie Wagner

Jennie Wagner Awarded Careers in Conservation Scholarship Read more…





North Stanly Students Attend Resource Conservation Workshop  Read more..

Kristofer and Jon

Kristofer and Jon

The State’s soil testing lab has issued an update:

Turnaround time for the soil testing lab is currently posted as 1 to 2 weeks for routine (predictive) samples; from the time samples are received, growers should expect reports in about 5 to 7 working days. Turnaround time for problem (diagnostic) samples is 3-5 days from the time samples are received.  No fee is charged for soil testing until peak season in November.

The NCDA&CS  is urging users to submit soil sample information online. Read more here… Online Soil Sample Results

2015 Southeastern Soil Health Field Day

Dr. Matthew Poore

Dr. Matthew Poore

Overcast skies and cool temperatures didn’t hamper the Southeastern Soil Health Field Day held at Fork L Farm in Norwood on April 29. Approximately 100 attendees from Virginia, North and South Carolina rotated between three different twenty minute break­out sessions as they gleaned information from soil experts. Read more…

Envirothon 2015

Middle School Team NC Envirothon 2015

Stanly’s two teams represented us well in the 2015  State Envirothon held at Cedarock Park near Burlington. Read more…