Resource Conservation Speech Contest | South Dakota Department of Agriculture

2017 Photos of Resource Conservation Speech Contest Winners

The 56th annual State Finals of the Resource Conservation Speech Contest was held at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre on Saturday, April 22, 2017. The theme of this year’s contest was “Soil Health: What Will You Leave?”


1st Place Winner Grace Brose

2nd Place Winner Raina Grimsley

3rd Place Winner Danika Gordon--video not available

4th Place Winner Madison Hetland

5th Place Winner Kadon Leddy

Shelby Belmore speech video

Lauren Wilkinson speech video

Contest introduction, sponsor recognition and awards video


1st Place Winner Grace Brose with East River Electric representative Ken Gillaspie.


Top 5 Winners (Left to right): 1st place Grace Brose; 3rd place Danika Gordon; 5th place Kadon Leddy; 4th place Madison Hetland. Not pictured 2nd place Raina Grimsley.


2017 Contestants (left to right): Kadon Leddy, Danika Gordon, Shelby Belmore, Madison Hetland, Grace Brose and Lauren Wilkinson. Not pictured Raina Grimsley.