INDIANAPOLIS — Thirty-seven Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts nominated the 47 River Friendly Farmer Award recipients this year. This group joins the over 1,000 Indiana farmers who have received this award for their hard work in protecting the rivers, lakes and streams through their everyday conservation management practices. The goal is to improve soil health and water quality and restore and sustain human and wildlife habitat in Indiana’s watersheds. The River Friendly Farmer (RFF) Program is a collaborative effort of governmental agencies, agricultural organizations, Indiana Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) and farmers.
“This group of farmers understands the value of taking care of the land and protecting our water resources for years to come. I’m proud to be a part of this organization that honors farmers for their conservation efforts. This event is a great opportunity to celebrate that effort,” states Roger Wenning, IASWCD Board President.
This year 47 farmers will be honored for their good production management practices at the Indiana State Fair at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 14 in the 4-H Exhibit Hall. Lieutenant Governor, Suzanne Crouch, along with Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron, will be presenting the awards.
The farmers attending the event are from the following counties: Boone, Clay, Clinton, Decatur, Dubois, Fayette, Grant, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Howard, Knox, Kosciusko, Marion, Miami, Morgan, Newton, Putnam, Scott, Starke, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Washington, Wayne, Wells, and Whitley.
A complete list of the 2019 River Friendly Farmer Award recipients is located on the IASWCD website.
— Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts
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