Bankers’ awards recognize land stewards; nominations sought

The Conservation Awards Program will once again be held in Osage County. The program is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association, and this year’s sponsoring bank is First National Bank of Osage City. The KBA, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, and Tourism have announced six award categories for this year’s awards, including energy conservation, water quality, water conservation, soil conservation, windbreaks and wildlife habitat.

The purpose of the program is to stimulate a greater interest in the conservation of agricultural land and natural resources of Kansas. Each year more than 200 Kansas producers and landowners are recognized through this program. Nominations for the awards can be made by any person in the county. Information about these awards can be picked up at the local Extension office or by visiting the K-State Research and Extension website: www.agronomy.k-state.edu/extension.

Nomination forms are available at the Osage County Conservation District office, Lyndon, the Frontier Extension District office, Lyndon, or the First National Bank, Osage City, or call the Extension office at 785-828-4438 and to have a nomination form mailed. Nomination forms should be completed and returned to the Frontier Extension District, P.O. Box 400, Lyndon, KS 66451, by Oct. 13. Upon receipt of the nomination forms, a committee chaired by Rod Schaub, Frontier Extension District agent, will select this year’s winners. Winners will be recognized at the Osage County Conservation District’s annual meeting in February.

Information thanks to Rod Schaub.


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