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NPSAS Annual Awards Nominations

Nominees needed for 2013 NPSAS Annual Awards

 Steward of the Year
Nominees must be current NPSAS members who are organic farmers and/or ranchers and conscientious stewards of the land and all that inhabits it.
 
Please fill out the following as completely as possible, as this is the basis on which your nominee will be judged.  The more information you provide, the better your fellow members will be able to understand the merits of your nominee.
 
Note: On a separate sheet of paper or e-mail, please write a one- to two-paragraph description of why you think this person deserves to be recognized with the NPSAS 2013 Steward of the Year Award. 
 
Examples of information to include
• A description of your nominee’s farm or ranch operation–types of crops or livestock raised, innovative marketing approaches, what sustainable agricultural resources, practices and systems the nominee has used on his/her ranch
• How those practices enhance/preserve natural resources 
• How those practices enhance the quality of life for his/her family, other families and    rural communities
• How your nominee has contributed to the sustainable ag community at large and to his/her local community
• Have you ever visited the nominees farming operation?   Y  N
 
Previous recipients include David Podoll, Fred Kirschenmann, Charlie Johnson, David & Jean Vetter, Jim Stiegelmeier, Terry & Janet Jacobson, Don & Sylvia Dufner, Loren & Patti Patrie, Blaine & Susan Schmaltz, Duane & Chantra Boehm, Kim & Allan Miller, Don Jarrett, Myron & Georgean Lick
 
Friend of the Farmer
 
Nominees for this award must be current NPSAS members who support our farmer/rancher members through dedicated work in enhancing the sustainability of our agricultural, food and distribution systems in the Northern Plains.
 
Examples of information to include when explaining why you think your nominee deserves the Friend of the Farmer award
• A description of your nominee’s occupation or volunteer work and how it enhances the sustainability of agriculture 
• Sustainable agriculture resources, practices or systems the nominee has helped to develop or promote 
• How your nominee’s work enhances/preserves our natural resources and the quality of life of farm families and our rural communities 
• How your nominee has contributed to the sustainable ag community at large and to his/her local community
 
Previous recipients include Brad Brummond, Tom Hanson, Dr. Wayne Berry, Steve Zwinger, Sharon Clancy, Dr. Patrick Carr, Theresa Podoll, Frank Kutka, Steve Dahlberg, Jim Stordahl
 
Deadline for submission is January 3, 2013! Thank you for taking the time to participate!
 
Return to: NPSAS, PO Box 194, LaMoure ND 58458 or  E-mail to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chuck Fleming 2012 Friend of the Farmer Award Winner

Dennis & Diane Shill 2012 Steward of the Year Award Winners