Land stewards, young farmer to be honored at annual conservation banquet

An Osage County farming family as recipients of the 2014 Osage County Bankers Soil Conservation Award, and a young Osage County farmer will be honored at the Osage County Conservation District annual banquet Monday evening.

Each year, the Kansas Bankers Conservation Awards recognizes stewards of natural resources statewide. The Soil Conservation Award gives recognition to those farmers and ranchers who have made outstanding progress in development and implementation of a soil conservation plan based on the capability of the land.

This year’s local sponsoring bank for the Osage County Bankers Conservation Awards program is Bank of Burlingame. An award selection committee is organized by Frontier Extension District, and the awards are presented in cooperation with the Osage County Conservation District.

In Osage County, the 2014 Kansas Bankers Soil Conservation Award will be presented to the Silver family and Silver Farms LLC.

In addition to the conservation award, the conservation district will recognize a young Osage County farmer, Ryan Kline, for his dedication to his occupation of agriculture production.

As part of the award recognition, Rod Schaub, Extension agent, and Lori Kuykendall, conservation district manager, have written articles about the award winners. Click these links to read about the soil conservation award winners and the young farmer award recipient.

The awards will be presented to the honorees at the annual meeting of the Osage County Conservation District, which begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 26, at the Osage City school cafeteria.

For more information about the conservation awards program, contact the Osage County Conservation District at 785-828-3458, 115 W. 17th St., Lyndon, or the Frontier Extension District at 785-828-4438, 128 W. 15th St., Lyndon.

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