ILF Farmer Partners honored at State Fair

For the third consecutive year, Gov. Branstad, Iowa Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp recognized farm families with the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award at the Iowa State Fair. This year 88 families were honored and nine are ILF farmer partners.

The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award recognizes farm families who are committed to healthy soils and improved water quality. In the news release announcing the honorees, Sec. Northey states, “Iowa is a national leader in conservation and water quality efforts and it is important that we recognize the farmers who are making a significant investment in conservation efforts and serving as example in how we can continue to better care for our air, soil and water.”

Congratulations to all!

Dennis and Steve Berger

Dennis and Steve Berger, Washington Co.

Randy (not pictured), Merritt and Janalee Caviness

Randy (not pictured), Merritt and Janalee Caviness, Adair Co.

Mike Hermanson family

Hermanson family – Woodland Farms, Inc., Story Co.

Stanley and Barbara Johnson

Stanley and Barbara Johnson, Page Co.

Tim Palmer family

Tim Palmer family, Madison, Clarke & Warren Co.

Chad and Ryan Pontier

Chad and Ryan Pontier, Clarke & Madison Co.

Steve and George (not pictured) Schaefer

Steve and George (not pictured) Schaefer, Washington Co.

Neil Vonnahme

Neil Vonnahme, Carroll & Sac Co.

Seth, Christy, Tatum & Spencer Watkins

Seth Watkins family-Pinhook Farm, Page, Taylor & Adams Co.

-Carol Brown

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