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2021 National Land and Range Judging Contest is Canceled

After consulting with its partner agencies, the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 National Land and Range Judging Contest.  “Due to ongoing travel restrictions, continuing pandemic health concerns, and other unknown factors, we cannot see a path forward for this year,” said Sarah Blaney, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts. “The health and safety of all our volunteers and participants is our highest priority.” Feel free to contact us at oklahomaccd@conservation.ok.gov or (405) 415-4602 if you have questions.  “OACD is hopeful we can continue this great event in 2022,” Blaney said.


















Eligibility Update for 2022 Contest:

The National Land and Range Judging Contest Rules Committee has made the decision that there will be NO rule changes for the 2022 contest. The same team limit will apply for the Land Judging Contest, 5 land and 5 homesite teams from each state. Each State will determine which teams it certifies, and each state will determine whether to allow a qualifying team from last year to be included in the certified team limit. No rule change will be made to accommodate graduating seniors who lost eligibility due to the COVID 19 pandemic. Any student that graduated from high school at the end of the 2020-2021 school year will not be eligible.  If you have questions, please call 405.415.4602.



Contest and banquet photos from 2019 (courtesy Bryan Painter) are available on Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/165408221@N07/47766335761


Soil Texture Kits Available from Oklahoma State University

Soil texture kits can be ordered online from Oklahoma State University.  The kits sell for $40. Click on the link below to order:

https://secure.touchnet.com/C20271_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=2631


Oklahoma State University to Provide Scholarship Opportunity

The Oklahoma State University (OSU) Department of Plant and Soil Science will offer a $1,500 scholarship to the top-scoring individual in the land judging contest and a $1,500 scholarship to the top-scoring individual in the homesite evaluation contest at the National Land Judging competition. The student can be from either the 4-H or FFA division. To be eligible, the individual must enroll at OSU as a Plant and Soil Science Major.

 

In addition, if the student has a high school GPA of 3.5 or better and ACT of at least 24, OSU will add an additional $1,500 to the scholarship (total of $3,000). OSU will commit that the scholarship is renewable for up to three more years contingent upon funding availability and a college GPA of 3.0 or better.

For more information, please contact:

Jason G. Warren, Associate Professor
Soil and Water Conservation/Management Extension Specialist

Oklahoma State University
Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
371 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-6028
Office Location: 273 Agricultural Hall
Phone Number: 405-744-1721

Jason.warren@okstate.edu