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Know an outstanding land steward? Conservation nominations sought countywide

The Conservation Awards program will once again be held in Osage County. The annual program is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association; this year’s local sponsoring bank is Kansas State Bank, Overbrook. The awards program, organized by KBA, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks and Tourism, has six award categories: 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 and natural resources of Kansas. Each year over 200 Kansas producers and landowners are recognized through this program. Nominations for these 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:

Nomination forms are available at the Osage County Conservation District Office or the Frontier Extension District Office, both in Lyndon, or the Kansas State Bank, in Overbrook. Nomination forms can also be mailed; contact the Extension office at 785-828-4438.

Nomination forms should be completed and returned to the Frontier Extension District, PO Box 400, Lyndon, KS 66451, by Oct. 19, 2016. 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.

Information thanks to Rod Schaub, Frontier Extension District.

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