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Education Committee Meeting Minutes: February 24, 2021

On February 24, 2021 the Education Committee met for discussion of topics including:

For the February meeting, the Education Committee continued exploring the possibilities of a marketing plan for Montana’s Conservation Districts. Laura Johnson from the Washington State Conservation Commission presented steps that the Washington State Conservation District took to create their Elevator Pitches, marketing toolkit, and more.

Read the full minutes here: Education Committee Meeting Minutes: January 20, 2021

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Education Committee Meeting Minutes: January 20, 2021

On December 9th, 2020 the Education Committee met for discussion of topics including:

  • David Martin presented on Conservation District outreach and marketing.
  • Laura from Meld Media gave a presentation on the marketing fundamentals:  goals, systems and impact.
  • EO Website changes
  • EO Quickbooks Training
  • Supervisor Training
  • Legislative update

Read the full minutes here: 2021 01.20 Education Committee Meeting notes

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2021 MACD Scholarship Application

Two $750 Scholarships and one $500 Scholarship are available for Montana students—high school seniors or students who are attending an accredited post-secondary institution in Montana may apply.


Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a US citizen with Montana residency
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Enrollment or plans to enroll in a course of study that allows students to explore natural resource issues. Appropriate courses of study include agriculture, agribusiness, animal science, range science, forestry, environmental science, land resource science, plant science, etc.
  • Students may receive a scholarship both as a high school senior and once during post-secondary career.

The application must include the following:

  • A letter of recommendation from an instructor familiar with your work
  • Your unofficial transcript listing courses taken and grades received
  • Résumé
  • An original 500-750 word essay describing how your education and experiences have given you the opportunity to explore natural resource conservation, and how you plan to impact natural resource conservation in the future. List how your leadership, school and community activities will influence your career goals.
  • Acceptance letter to an accredited college (if appropriate)

Deadline: February 19, 2021.

Should you have any questions, please contact Melissa Downing at or 406-443-5711.

Read the full scholarship details here: MACD 2021 Scholarship Announcement.docx

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