Monroe Soil and Water Conservation District

Monroe Soil & Water Conservation District Scholarship


  • Two $500 Scholarships will be awarded.
  • Applicants must be a Monroe County Resident or Switzerland of Ohio Local School District student or graduate. Home Schooled students are encouraged to submit an application.
  • Applicant must be attending or planning to attend an accredited college and pursuing a degree program.
  • Priority will be given to students in a Natural Resources or Agriculture Related Field.
  • Award will be made directly to the College or University.
  • If the award winner drops out in the middle of the quarter/semester, the award winner will be required to repay the scholarship in full (exceptions will be made for illness, emergencies, or military service.
  • Applications must be received by April 12th at 4:00 PM.
  • The Scholarships will be announced at the Kiwanis Scholarship Banquet.

Download / Print Scholarship Application

Category: News

Monroe Soil and Water Makes Donation

The Monroe Soil and Water Conservation District was recently recognized on the Monroe County Beacon website for a donation to the S.O.M.A. Manna Food Bank in Woodsfield, Ohio. More than 100 pounds of meat were donated to the food bank from the hog we purchased at this year’s Monroe County Fair.

From the Monroe County Beacon:

“We just wanted to help the community. We kind of killed two birds with one stoneā€¦ We supported 4-H and the less fortunate of the county,” said Katie Day, Program Manager at Monroe Soil and Water. Darrell Craig, the food pantry manager, said the donation was exceptional due to the protein it will provide those the pantry serves.

The full article can be read on the Monroe County Beacon website.


Category: News

Bag a Doe Win Some Dough Contest


One chance to win for each bagged doe.

1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $300, 3rd Prize $200, 4th Prize $100, 5th Prize $100

Prizes awarded as Monroe County Bucks. Redeemable at any MC business)


Monroe County Farm Bureau, Donald Thompson Insurance, Modern Home & Hardware, Tim Blue State Farm Insurance, Monroe County Beacon, F.W. Schumacher Insurance, Francis J. Paulus Insurance

Return these coupons to be entered into the Drawing to Win


Doe (no button bucks) must be bagged in Monroe County and legally checked in with the State Of Ohio.

Doe kills will be verified by Monroe County Soil & Water District Office.

Maximum of 3 entries per person. One entry per tag number.

Coupons For Gun & Bow Season (including youth gun season) must be received by 12/21/2016 at 10 A.M. for the drawing.

The coupons must be fully completed. (Incomplete coupons will be discarded.)

Download the coupons.

Category: News

MSWCD Annual Meeting

The Monroe Soil and Water Conservation District Annual Meeting will take place on October 1st, 2016, at the Henry Coulson Building at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Voting starts at 5:30, and dinner will be at 7:00 PM. The Deep Water Band will be the entertainment or the evening.

Cost is $10 per ticket and can be purchased at the Monroe Soil and Water Conservation District Office.

Category: News

Monroe SWCD to Sponsor Hay & Silage Contest at County Fair


The Hay and Silage at the Monroe County Fair is once again sponsored by the Monroe Soil and Water Conservation District in cooperation with the Monroe County Agricultural Society and Agland. The hay/silage samples will be pulled from a representative field/farm; not from a single bale. Entries will be sent to determine moisture, protein, ADF, NDF, and energy content. Entries will then be scored on feed value, to determine the class winners.

Entry fee will be $3.00 (a $15 value.) The participants and the SWCD will receive copies of the test results. (Results will be confidential and will only be used by SWCD for ranking purposes.)

Entries will consist of core samples, one-quart zip bag full, pulled from several bales (15 small square bales or large round) from the same field/farm. Samples will be pulled with an approved core sampling tool, which can be obtained from the SWCD office, OSU extension, or Agland. Small square bales and large round bales are combines in all hay classes. Hay classes will be mixed grass, clover, or alfalfa. Silage classes will be corn silage or haylage.

Entries may be submitted to the Monroe SWCD at 117 N. Main St, 3rd Floor, Woodsfield, Oh (Monroe Bank Building) beginning Monday, August 15 and ending at noon on Thursday, August 18, 2016.

Overall Hay Grand Champion and Silage Grand Champion will be selected and awarded at the SWCD annual meeting on October 1st.

Please contact Katie at the Monroe SWCD office at 740-472-5477 with any questions.

Category: News

Annual Milkweed Pod Collection


To help foster the creation of habitat for the monarch butterfly, OPHI in cooperation with Ohio Soil and Water Conservation Districts is organizing a Statewide Milkweed Pod Collection this year starting September 1st and ending October 30th . Milkweed is essential to the survival of Monarch Butterflies in Ohio and Ohio is a priority area for Monarchs.

During September and October everyone is encouraged to collect milkweed pods from established plants and drop them off at the nearest pod collection station.

View the Annual Milkweed Pod Collection brochure.

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Upcoming Events
  1. 2020 Monroe County Fall Migration Bird Walks

    December 19 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Monroe Soil and Water Conservation District • 117 North Main Street • Woodsfield, Ohio 43793 • Phone: 740-472-5477