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Nominations open for 2016 Moses Organic Farmer of Year award

Nominations open for 2016 Moses Organic Farmer of Year award

Award recognizes a certified organic farmer or farm family

It's time to nominate deserving organic farmers for the "2016 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year" award presented by the Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service at the 27th annual Moses Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Feb. 25 – 27.

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The award recognizes a certified organic farmer or farm family with a history of outstanding land management, resource conservation, farming innovation and community outreach. This is the 14th year for the award program. Long-time organic farmers Greg and Mary Reynolds of Riverbend Farm in Delano, Minn, received the 2015 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year award.

Nominations are due Sept. 15. Forms are available on the Moses website at mosesorganic.org.

Anyone can nominate a farmer for this award. Nomination forms are available on the Moses website, mosesorganic.org, under the "Projects" tab or by calling the Moses office at 715-778-5775. Nominations are due by Sept. 15.

This prestigious award comes with a number of prizes including a cash award, full admission to the Moses Conference and lodging.

The Moses Conference is the nation's largest gathering of organic and sustainable farmers. Moses is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and education to farmers who are interested in farming organically and sustainably. To learn more, visit mosesorganic.org.

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