2017: Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!

Healthy Soils Are Full of Life! is the Stewardship theme for 2017. You may download the logo on NACD’s Flickr page here, or as the following file types: |EPS| |PNG| |JPG|

Please use the 2017 stewardship materials for educational purposes only.

2017 Educators Guide |PDF| This online interactive guide is full of great resources to use in the classroom or other educational programs. It contains activities, science standards that complement the “Healthy Soils Are Full of Life!” student booklets, literature connections, links to additional outreach materials, and more!

Click here to access all of our free educational materials available for download. If this is your first time printing NACD educational materials, check out our 2017 FAQ for Stewardship and Education Materials.

Are you interested in purchasing printed 2017 Stewardship materials? You can visit the Goetz Printing storefront to “print-on-demand” high-quality materials without going through the trouble of finding and vetting a local printer.

Sample Booklets:
Printing booklets at your home or office? Visit this blog for a step-by-step guide.
Grades K-1 |PDF|
Grades 2-3 |PDF|
Grades 4-5 |PDF|
Grades 6-8 |PDF|

(Samples) Bookmark |PDF| BIG Book |PDF| Poster |PDF|

Church Leaders:
2017 Church Leaders Guide |PDF|
Click here to view and download a PDF version of the PowerPoint presentation and click here to view the presenter’s notes. If you would like the PPT file, please contact stewardship[at]

Stewardship Week:
2017 News Release |DOC|
Proclamation |PDF|
Public Service Announcement |DOC|

Additional Resources and Activities:
I Heart Soil Coloring Pages and Activity Book |PDF|
Click here for additional Activity Sheets
Speech, Essay, and Other Contest Ideas |PDF| and Speech and Essay Contest Brochures |PDF| These documents contain information on how you can hold your own local speech and essay contests. Some states also hold state contests and many FFA chapters and states use the NACD’s Stewardship themes for speech contests as well. Please note: NACD does not hold a national contest for speeches and essays.

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