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Nominate natural resource stewards for annual conservation awards

Announcement that the Conservation Awards Program will again be held in Osage County was received Sept. 25 by Rod Schaub, county agriculture and natural resources Extension agent, who has been asked to serve as chairman of a committee to select candidates for awards.

The program is sponsored by the Kansas Bankers Association. This year the KBA, K-State Research and Extension, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism have announced six award categories, 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 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.  Each year over 200 Kansas producers and landowners are recognized through this program.

Nominations can be made by any person in the county. They should be sent to the county Extension agricultural agent by Oct. 16; mail to Schaub at PO Box 400, Lyndon, KS 66451. Visit the K-State Research and Extension website for more information:

Nomination forms are available at the website or they can be picked up at the Farm Service Center or the Extension office, both in Lyndon, or by contacting Jerry Meng at First Security Bank, Overbrook.

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