Ohio Farmer magazine, the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Ohio Department of Agriculture are now accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2016 Conservation Farm Family Awards.
The Conservation Farm Family Award program has recognized Ohio farm families since 1984 for their efforts in managing natural and human resources while meeting both production and conservation goals. Individual farmers, partnerships or family farm corporations are eligible for nomination, provided a substantial portion of their income is derived from farming. The judging is based on the nominee's use of new and traditional conservation techniques, comprehensive management, individual initiative in applying conservation measures and the nominee’s willingness to share conservation information, experiences and philosophy with others.
Five area finalists will be selected from across the state and will be recognized at the annual Farm Science Review in September. They will also receive a $400 award, courtesy of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, and be featured in the September issue of Ohio Farmer Magazine.
The nomination form is attached but is also available online http://agri.ohio.gov/public_docs/forms/SWC/Farm_Family_Awards_Entry_Form-Edits.pdf . This year’s nomination form can either be submitted by mail to:
Ohio Farmer magazine
C/O Ohio Department of Agriculture
8995 E. Main St.
Reynoldsburg, OH 43608
Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations are due MAY 20th.