Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District

Ehlers has Windbreak of the Year

The Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District presented Dan Ehlers with their 2021 Windbreak of the Year award. Dan’s windbreak consists of nine different rows to provide control of wind and snow on the building site, provide wildife habitat and to benefit the aesthetics of the farmstead. Dan is planning for longevity of the windbreak by planting different […]

Dr. T.E. Shea Conservation Memorial Scholarship

The Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District will again be sponsoring the Dr. T.E. Shea Conservation Memorial Scholarship. A $1,500 scholarship will be presented to a Buena Vista County high school senior to be used for their first year of education on the college level; studying in any field of agriculture or natural resources. Scholarship applications are due […]

Poster winners receive plane rides

The Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District awarded their poster contest winners with a bird’s eye view of Buena Vista County. For the past 42 years the poster contest has been held in area schools. This year, two of our parents were actual plane ride winners themselves, CJ Bean, father of Kooper and Carrie “Demers” Schmidt, mother of […]

BV County Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship Winners

Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District is honored to present Teagan Meyer and Abbie Watts with a $750 Buena Vista Soil & Water Conservation Scholarship. The Soil & Water Conservation District recognizes outstanding high school seniors who plan to study agriculture or natural resources at a two or four-year college or university. Teagan is the son of Jason […]

Peterson joins BV Soil and Water Conservation

Please welcome Bob Peterson, NACD technician to the Buena Vista County Soil & Water Conservation District. Bob grew up in rural northern Illinois and attended Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis. After graduating Bob was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. Bob enjoys the outdoors and is developing an Aronia Berry crop and habitat that benefits wildlife.