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The Junior Fair Conservation Contest, conducted by the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Community Building, at the Hardin County Fair. Registration is at 10 a.m. and judging begins at 10:30 a.m.
There will be three classes of entries: Class I-Beginners for ages 8-10; Class II-Intermediate for ages 11-13; and Class III-Advanced for ages 14-19. Participants are required to give a five-minute oral presentation and will be judged on knowledge, completion, organization and oral presentation. Monetary awards will be given to at least the top three participants in each class.
This contest is open to all Hardin County 4-H or FFA ,embers who exhibit their conservation projects at the Hardin County Junior Fair. Eligible 4-H projects include: Let’s Explore the Outdoors I-II, Ohio Birds, Fishing, Tree Planting and Archery. Note: Self-determined and FFA SAE projects must be approved by the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District office in advance.
The following businesses sponsored the 2011 Conservation Contest: Rush Creek Sportsmen Club, Quest Federal Credit Union, Home Savings and Loan, Ag Credit, Liberty National Bank, Farm Credit Mid America, Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District, Oates Veterinary Clinic, Trophy Bassmasters and Pheasants Forever, Inc.-Hardin County Chapter.
Youth interested in registering for the contest can contact the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District office at 419-673-0456, ext. 3.