The Ohio Conservation Farm Family Awards program recognizes farmers who are doing an outstanding job of protecting and conserving soil, water and related natural resources on the land they farm. Coordinated by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Soil and Water Conservation and co-sponsored by Ohio Farmer magazine and Ohio Farm Bureau, the program emphasizes the application of technically sound, innovative and cost-effective conservation practices and encourages the sharing of this information with other farmers and the public.
Five area finalists are selected from across the state. All five finalists will be recognized as winners of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award at a ceremony during the Farm Science Review in September and will be featured in the September issue of Ohio Farmer magazine. The winners will also receive a $400 check courtesy of Ohio Farm Bureau.
Pictured are 2018 finalists: Area 1 winner Brause Family, Area 2 winner Mechling Family, Area 3 winner Hicks Family, Area 4 winner Lohstroh Family, Area 5 winner T. Wayne Vickers. Also pictured are Ohio Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Adam Sharp and ODA Director David Daniels.