"Thou shalt inherit the holy earth as a faithful steward conserving its resources and productivity from generation to generation. Thou shalt safeguard thy
fields from soil erosion, thy living waters from drying up, thy forests from desolation, and protect thy hills from overgrazing by the herds, that thy descendants may have abundance forever. If any
shall fail in this stewardship of the land, thy fruitful fields shall become sterile stony ground or wasting gullies, and thy descendants shall decrease and live in poverty or perish from off the
face of the earth."
"The Eleventh Commandment" by Dr. Walter C. Lowdermilk, 1939.
MAKE A NOMINATION FOR A CALENDAR YEAR 2022 AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS 2023 ANR SEMINAR. SEE PROGRAM GUIDE AND NOMINATION FORM BELOW.
MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS
2021 AWARD RECIPIENT
THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS PRESENTED THREE AWARDS DURING THEIR ANNUAL ANR SEMINAR ON MARCH 4, 2020, IN ST. JOHNS, MICHIGAN.
THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER SWCS RECEIVED TWO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS AT THE 2021 76th SWCS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE!
THE MICHIGAN CHAPTER OF SWCS RECEIVED THE OUTSTANDING CHAPTER AWARD IN 2020 AT THE 75th ANNIVERSARY SWCS VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE!
THE PRESENTATION INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT
The Michigan Chapter has been awarded the Outstanding Chapter Award for hosting the successful event “A Matter of Balance: Managing Soil and Crop Nutrient Systems to Protect Water Quality.” The well-attended event featured speakers who were nationally recognized experts of their fields and offered CEUs. The Michigan Chapter also held a secondary event and field trip—all in addition to their policy action with Michigan House Bill 5638, “Proposed Large Quantity Water Withdrawal.” Congratulations to the Michigan Chapter.
THE PRESENTATON INCLUDED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT
The Michigan Chapter has been awarded the Chapter Achievement Award for their policy action with Michigan House Bill 5638, “Proposed Large Quantity Water Withdrawal.” It is unique for a chapter to take the lead on a state policy initiative, and they called upon headquarters for support with this endeavor. Congratulations to the Michigan Chapter.
Dan Kesselring, Michigan Chapter SWCS Secretary, represented the Michigan Chapter at the Awards Luncheon to receive the two awards. Clare Lindahl, CEO, SWCS, presented the awards. Photo by SWCS, Ankeny.
Michigan Chapter members attending the 2016 SWCS International Annual Conference were (L-R): Hugh Brown, Past President, holding the Sustained Performance Award; Maureen Stine, Chapter President; Rachael Horn, 2015 Scholarship recipient; Dr. Alvin Smucker, Michigan State University; Jasmine Hughes,(non-member) and Kristin Esch, 2nd Past President.
The Sustained Performance Award recognizes one chapter for continuing excellence in overall programming over a period of more than two years.
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LIVING SOIL FILM
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Soil Health Institute
"There are national associations for the preservation of wild flowers and the preservation of propagation of wildlife, but not for the preservation of the soil. Conservation of this most fundamental and important of all resources is seldom seriously considered by anyone not directly or indirectly associated with the ownership or management of a farm, and is too infrequently considered even by the farmers themselves." 1928 Hugh Hammond Bennett, co-founder of the Soil and Water Conservation Society (formerly the Soil Conservation Society of America)