As a part of the Jim Wells County for 75 years, the Board of Directors of the JWC Soil and Water Conservation District #355 wants to remind the public that each person has a connection to natural resources as the 62nd year of Stewardship week is celebrated with the 2017 theme “Healthy Soils are Full of Life.” Soil is the starting foundation of all of the food we each eat.

Partnering with the Farm Bureau and Agri/Life in the annual classroom event of Ag Day held at the fairgrounds where thousands of students are introduced where food comes from, and the farmers and ranchers who help produce it. As farmers and ranchers work to produce food for the growing population, today's farmers and ranchers are dedicated to using responsible land-management practices to ensure sustainable food supply and health land and soil for future generations.

The JWC Soil and Water Conservation District is a member of the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) which oversees the Stewardship Week program. NACD represents the nation's 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conversation across the country.