Four Washington County families were recognized with the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. Those recognized include Dennis D. Berger & Sons of Wellman, Jim Cuddeback of Cuddeback Farms of Washington, Joel and Laura Huber of Huber Crops and Chops of Wellman, and Steve and George Schaefer of Kalona.
In total 88 families from across the state were awarded at the Iowa State Fair by Governor Terry Branstad, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey and Iowa Department of Natural Resources Director Chuck Gipp. The award recognizes farmers’ efforts to improve water quality and healthy soils through voluntary actions which protect the environment and natural resources.
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