09-14-17 Colorado Corn organizations seeking applications for Farm Stewardship Award

Colorado Corn organizations seeking applications for Farm Stewardship Award
Many Colorado farmers are implementing some of the latest-and-greatest production methods, aimed at improving efficiency on their farms, protecting our natural resources, and enhancing air and water quality. And the Colorado Corn Administrative Committee (CCAC) and Colorado Corn Growers Association (CCGA) want to honor producers taking these efforts to new heights.The two Colorado Corn organizations are seeking applications for the Colorado Farm Stewardship Award. Applications are due Nov. 17.

Applicants must be CCGA members in good standing, implement conservation tillage methods, and demonstrate practices related to soil, water or air stewardship.

The Colorado Farm Stewardship Award recipient will be selected by CCAC and CCGA board members, as well as other experts in agriculture, conservation and sustainability.

The winner will be announced during the Colorado Corn Annual Banquet on Dec. 6 in Burlington. The winner will also be recognized in CCAC and CCGA communications efforts, and receive the organizations’ nominations for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Good Steward Recognition – a national honor that includes a $10,000 cash award, among other prizes.

For more information or to find an application, go to www.coloradocorn.com. You can also contact Melissa Walter atmwalter@coloradocorn.com, Eric Brown at ebrown@coloradocorn.com, or call the Colorado Corn office at (970) 351-8201.

Colorado Corn, based in Greeley, is made up of the Colorado Corn Growers Association and Colorado Corn Administrative Committee. The Colorado Corn Growers Association is comprised of dues-paying members who are politically active, focusing on policy that impacts producers of grain corn and agriculture in general. The Colorado Corn Administrative Committee oversees how Colorado’s corn check-off dollars (one penny per bushel of grain corn produced in the state) are spent on research, market development, outreach, education and other various endeavors. See more about the work of the two organizations at www.coloradocorn.com.