conservation farmer of the yearFarm Bureau members are asked to nominate a fellow farmer for the Conservation Farmer of the Year Award. The award, co-sponsored by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, is designed to recognize the continuous voluntary conservation improvements made by all Iowa farmers. The statewide winner will receive free use of a John Deere 6D Series utility tractor for up to 12 months (or up to 200 hours). The Van Wall Group of Perry is donating the use of the tractor to the state winner.

To nominate someone, write a brief letter (no more than 100 words) summarizing the individual’s conservation and community leadership efforts and send it before June 1 to your county Soil & Water Conservation District office. The county office will then follow-up with additional nomination details.