Nominations for the annual Conservation Awards Program are being sought, according to Alicia Boor, agriculture and natural resources extension agent for the Cottonwood Extension District representing Barton County.
The deadline for nominations is Oct. 1.
“This program is being sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association (KBA). This year the KBA, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism are excited to announce six award categories including Energy Conservation, Water Quality, Water Conservation, Soil Conservation, Windbreaks, and Wildlife Habitat,” Boor said.
Boor has been asked to serve as chairman of a committee to select candidates for awards.
The purpose of this program is to stimulate a greater interest in the conservation of the agricultural and natural resources of Kansas by giving recognition to those farmers and landowners who have made outstanding progress in practicing conservation on their farms. Last year, 197 awards were made to Kansas producers and landowners for their efforts. Nominations can be made by any person in the county. They should be sent to the Alicia Boor, Cottonwood District at 620-793-1910 firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 1. Visit the following K-State Research and Extension website for more information: http://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/extension.