The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts considers the Supervisor of the Year award as one of the top achievements an individual supervisor can achieve. Out of more than 500 SWCD supervisors in Indiana, only one is recognized as Supervisor of the Year at the annual conference.
In fact, Joe Schmees, executive director of IASWCD, says the award is so prestigious that it is one of only two awards where no one, especially not the winner, knows who the recipient will be. This year the winner was Greg Flory, a farmer and supervisor for the Noble County SWCD.
“I certainly had no idea that I was going to be the one, even when the emcee began reading the part about the award,” Flory says. “They did a very good job of keeping it a secret. I had no idea that I was even nominated.”
Flory’s local SWCD, including other supervisors and district employees, arranged for him to be nominated. Schmees says nominations consist of a detailed application indicating what the nominee has done over his or her career to serve the local soil conservation district and promote soil and water conservation.
The award is sponsored by Indiana Prairie Farmer. Look for more information about Flory, his contributions to soil and water conservation, and his farming operation coming soon. Congratulations again to Greg Flory, IASWCD Supervisor of the Year!