Conservation Farmer of the Year Awards

Conservation Farmer of the Year

The District honors farmers who display a long term commitment to sustainable conservation with its Conservation Farmer of the Year designation. These farmers lead by example, work with the District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service on farm conservation implementation and best management practices, and have an existing conservation plan.

To see examples of the best management practices in the field, click on our awardees beginning in 2011

 

1953      James Torrance

1954      Levi Silvis

1955      George Gerhard

1956      William Deeds

1957      Levi Silvis

1958      Sylvester Heinnickel

1959      Edward Phillip

1960      Harry Marker

1966      Virgil Walters

1970      Father Firman Beyer

1971      John G. Mondic

1972      Jess Stairs

1973      Gilbert Hutter

1975      Boyd Wolff

1976      John R. Wigle

1977      Fred Slezak

1978      Donald Hutter

1979      John Greenawalt – Pore Farm

1980      Welty Keenan

1981      James Schenck

1982      Schramm Farms

1983      Ralph Frye, Jr.

1984      Max & Ed Sapinsky

1985      Bill & Rick Ebert

1986      Wilkinson Nursery

1987      Nedrow & Mulhollem – N&M Dairy

1988      Eidemiller Farm

1989      Heinnickel Farms, Inc.

1990      Herbert Guyer

1991      King’s Nursery

1992      Charles Carr & Charles Carr, Jr.

1994      Donald Hall

1995      Robert C. Lydick

1996      Welty Keenan

1997      Pounds Turkey Farm

1998      F. Rodney Smith

1999      David H. Smith

2000      William Doney

2001      Richard Stoner

2002      John & Bob Graham

2003      Earl & Judy Sadler

2004      Wayne Frye

2005      William Selembo

2006      Adam Battistella

2007      Terry Matty

2008      Joe & Mike Costello, Friendship Farms

2009      Robert & Jen Berich

2010      Wayne & Eileen Baughman

2011      William Hoffer

2012      John, Dave, Nick Yuris

2013      Rick & Mary Duncan & Helen Clevenger

2014      Barb & Dave McMillan

2015      Mike and Ina Bazley

2016      The Stahl Family

2017      John and Sukey Jamison