This week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey encouraged Iowans to nominate farmers who have taken actions to improve or protect the environment and natural resources of Iowa.
The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award, is a joint effort between the Governor, Lt. Governor, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
Branstad said, “The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award is our chance to recognize producers who are going the extra mile in their land stewardship.”
Farmers that are nominated for this award should make environmental stewardship a priority on their farm. They also recognize, that improved water quality and soil sustainability reaps benefits.
Over the past 5 years, more than 400 farm families have been recognized.
Reynolds added, “This is our chance to recognize Iowa’s farmers who feed and fuel the world and drive Iowa’s economy. I look forward to recognizing the winners at the Iowa State Fair in August.”
Nominations are due by June 15, 2017. More information can be found here.