Conservation Tillage Essay Contest"We've been encouraged by the enthusiasm and the knowledge that past entrants have shown for conservation tillage," says Russell Clark, spokesman for Phoenix. "They really care about doing the right thing for the environment while maintaining profitable farms, and we hope to help keep that spirit alive and help it grow among the generation coming into the agriculture industry."
The deadline for sumbissions is Nov. 15. The winners will be announced during the National No-Tillage Conference to be held at the Cincinnati Hilton Hotel, Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 12 through 15, 2005. The winners are not required to attend the conference. Only the winners will be notified personally, and the winners will be named in a future issue of No-Till Farmer.
Â The essays must not exceed 1,000 words and must pertain to some aspect of conservation tillage, such as no-till, ridge-till or direct seeding.
Â Only one entry per student is allowed each year.
Â Entries must be original and not previously published.
Â Entrants must permit their work to be published in future issues of No-Till Farmer and allow the contest sponsors to use their names and essays to promote the contest.
Â Judging will be based on demonstrated knowledge of no-till practices as well as coherence, clarity, creativity, details, examples, grammar, vocabulary and spelling.
Â Checks in the winners' names will be made out and sent to the college of their choice.
Â Include on a cover page your name, address, phone number, year in high school or college, major and the name of the college you attend or plan to attend.
Â Type your essay in at least 12-point type, double-spaced, on 8 1/2-by-11-inch paper.
Â Only one entry per student, but include two copies. (Clean photo copies are acceptable.)
Â Do not fold the entries. Submit them in a standard white or manilla envelope to Conservation Essay Tillage Program, c/o No-Till Farmer, P.O. Box 624, Brookfield, WI 53008-0624.
Â The deadline for entries is Nov. 15, 2004.
Essay contest information also is available on the Web site of Phoenix Rotary Equipment at www.phoenixrotary.com. For more information, contact Phoenix Rotary Equipment Ltd., 8135 Wagner Rd., Edmonton, Alberta T6E 4N6 Canada. Phone: (888) 891-9929. Fax: (780) 466-1967. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.