Iowa’s 2017 Conservation Farmer of the Year Nominations are currently underway.
The award is co-sponsored by the Iowa Department of Ag and land Stewardship (IDALS) and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF).
The award, honors the Iowa farmer who has gone above and beyond in soil conservation and water quality improvements.
IFBF President Craig Hill said, “Leading by example is so important, because everyone has a role to play in protecting our soil and water quality.”
This is a prestigious honor with a substantial prize; the winner receives use of a new John Deere 6E utility tractor for a year.
A farmer can apply or be nominated for the award by sending a brief letter summarizing the nominee’s conservation efforts to the local Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) by May 1.