The South Dakota Pork Producers Council is looking for nomination for its Environmental Stewardship Award.
Applications are available through the SDPPC office, 605-332-1600, and at their website, www.sdpork.org.
Applications are due at the office by Dec. 3 and the recipient will be noticed before Dec. 22. The recipient will receive a cash prize and plaque and be nominated for the National Pork Environmental Steward Award given by the National Pork Board.
The award will be presented at South Dakota's 40th Annual Pork Congress during an awards luncheon on Jan. 8.
"There are many pork producing families in South Dakota implementing conservation programs everyday as a way to preserve the land on and around their farms. This award is intended to recognize one who stands out among the rest for her/his environmental awareness, management practices and community relations," says Jessica Dornink, program and communications director for the South Dakota Pork Producers Council.
A panel of pork swine researchers and pork farmers will review the applications. The operations of the pork farmers will be evaluated on their manure management systems; water and soil conservation practices; odor-control strategies; farm aesthetics and neighbor relations; wildlife habitat promotion; innovative ideas used to protect the environment and an essay on the meaning of environmental stewardship.
Source: SD Pork Producers Council