Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association

Leopold Conservation Award Seeks Nominees

The Sand County Foundation, Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation are accepting applications for the $10,000 Leopold Conservation Award. This award honors Wisconsin farmers who demonstrate exemplary stewardship and management of natural resources.

Applications are due by Aug. 7. Finalists and winner will be announced in late 2015. Visit www.leopoldconservationaward.org/the-award/application-info/ for application information.

Sand County Foundation and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation are partnering for the first time with the Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association to present the 2015 award.

Given in honor of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic, the Leopold Conservation Award recognizes extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation on working lands, inspires other landowners through these examples, and provides a visible forum where leaders from the agricultural community are recognized as conservation leaders outside of the industry. In his influential book, “A Sand County Almanac,” Leopold called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage, which he called “an evolutionary possibility and an ecological necessity.”

The Leopold Conservation Award in Wisconsin is made possible through the support of DuPont Pioneer, The Mosaic Company, The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, American Transmission Company, Badgerland Financial, Wisconsin Energy Foundation, Alliant Energy Foundation, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Wisconsin Corn Growers Association.

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