Muskingum SWCD Youth Conservation Club Intern Scholarship
To be considered for a scholarship, a Volunteer Intern must
• Complete the Volunteer Application
• Submit a resume
• Submit a short essay answering the following:
o What are your long-term career goals?
o What do you hope to gain from the internship?
o Why are you a good candidate for the interns
DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED- All items must be submitted to the MSWCD office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2019. Items can be mailed or dropped off at 225 Underwood Street, Ste. 100, Zanesville, Ohio 43701, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All items may also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants will be contacted for a phone interview with the staff in April. Selections will be made, and approved by the MSWCD Board at the April 2019 meeting. All applications will be notified after the April Board meeting. Successful Scholarship Program applicants will be required to meet the Standards of Performance, complete 200 hours of volunteer time, and submit a fall 2019 list of college classes to verify enrollment.
2018 Resource Conservation Award Winner- Ag Division
Doug, Beth, Landyn, and Kendyl McConnell
The McConnells farm 240 acres of corn for cash grain and feed for their 22 cow/calf pairs and 170 head of dairy beef steers they raise from 6 weeks of age to market weight. They raise 240 acres of soybeans for cash grain and have 8 acres of alfalfa.
For the past three years, they have transitioned into using rye cover crops on the soybean acres. Most of their acreage is considered highly erodible land, and they use no-till and cover crops to reduce erosion. They have installed grass waterways were applicable, they rotate crops, and pay particular attention to nutrient management.
The McConnell Farm was a featured stop on the 2016 ATV Tour because they had no-till planted their corn into 6 foot tall standing rye cover. They have participated in strip-trial nutrient management plots in conjunction with OSU, OSU Extension and the Muskingum SWCD and have been a cooperator with the SWCD’s Nutrient Management and Water Quality Study for several years. By implementing the various different conservation practices and decreasing nutrient applications, they have seen a decrease in fuel use, better soil conditions, and reduced input costs.
Doug is a member of the Muskingum County Farm Bureau County, in which is a current Board member. The McConnell’s motto is “you take care of the soil and the soil will take care of you.” Congratulations to Doug, Beth, Landyn and Kendyl McConnell!