Do you know a farmer who consistently demonstrates outstanding farm management, innovation, conservation and leadership?
For many years, Ohio Farmer has bestowed the prestigious Master Farmer award on individuals who have demonstrated how to farm more effectively, efficiently, environmentally and economically.
Because the efforts of farmers often go unnoticed, the Ohio Master Farmer award is a sincere effort to honor top Ohio farmers who have generously devoted their time and energy to building stronger communities and better agriculture.
The 2020 Ohio Master Farmer award winners shown above were Steve Reinhard of Bucyrus (left) and brothers Les and Jerry Seiler of Fayette. They all received plaques from Michigan Farmer magazine, as well as a Carhartt jacket donated by Carhartt, during the awards ceremony at the Ohio Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference in early March. Videos were developed by Nicole Heslip and Shannon Yokley of Brownfield Ag News to help tell their stories, and were shown at the awards ceremony.
The awards are presented in March at the Ohio Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, and they are featured in the April issue of Ohio Farmer. Nominations are due Nov. 1.
Supporting letters from the nominees from a pastor, county Extension agent, banker or other agricultural or civic leaders will strengthen the nomination.
These letters will be forwarded to the judges for viewing.
Send completed nomination form and supporting letters to Editor Jennifer.Kiel@FarmProgress.com, or mail them to Jennifer Kiel, 710 W. Park St., St. Johns, MI 48879.
Download the application below.