Farm Environmental Leader Award Nomination Deadline

The deadline to nominate Iowa farmers and Iowa farm families for the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award is this coming Monday, May 20th.

Iowa farmers and landowners who implement proven practices to improve water quality and incorporate farming practices that conserve and protect our natural resources are eligible for the award. Awardees must also actively serve as leaders within the Iowa agriculture community. A total of 777 farm families have been recognized since the creation of the award in 2012.

Find the nomination form on the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship website. The nominations will be reviewed by an appointed committee representing conservation and agricultural groups, and will then select the winners. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, May 20th.

The recipients of the award will be honored during a ceremony on August 14th at the Iowa State Fair.