Awards

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2018 Award Information

Please find the information and nomination forms for SWCDs to use to recognize individuals who are making outstanding contributions to soil conservation and water quality in your county!

Awards Memo with Complete Information
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Iowa Soil Conservation Award Program (ISCAP) Conservation Farmer of the Year Award – due June 1 to local Soil and Water Conservation District, click here to find your district. District selections due June 15 to NRCS Area Office, Area Office selections due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
*Van Wall Group of Perry will be donating up to 12 months or 200 hours use of a John Deere 6E Series Utility Tractor for this award winner!*
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Iowa Soil Conservation Award Program (ISCAP) Conservation Teacher of the Year Award – due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
*Winners will receive a one year Iowa Conservation Education Coalition (ICEC) membership!*
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Izaak Walton League Windbreak Award – due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
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Ken Wagner Award – due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
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Outstanding Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner Award – due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
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Outstanding Watershed Award– due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
*Winner will receive an $800 cash prize and will be able to enroll a farmer of their choice into AgSolver Profit Zone Manager!*
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Ruth Wagner Award – due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
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Woodland Owner of the Year Award – due July 1 to District Forester, click here to find your District Forester
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CDI Honorary Member Award – due July 1 to IDALS-DSCWQ
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Conservation Woman of the Year Award – due July 1 to NRCS State Office
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Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award – Due June 25
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2018 Award Recipients

Conservation Teacher of The Year Award
Blake Anderson, Nodaway Valley Community School District, Adair SWCD, Division 1

Conservation Teacher of The Year Award
Tom Boeck, Central Lee Community Schools Lee SWCD, Division II

CDI President’s Recognition Award
Jon Hubbert NRCS Assistant Conservationist—Programs

Conservation Districts of Iowa Honorary Member
Dave Dorf, Retired Assistant Attorney General

Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality Award
Jim Gillespie, Retired Division of Soil Conservation and Water Quality Director

Ruth Wagner Award
Colleen Putnam, Monroe SWCD

Ken Wagner Award
Debra Vonnahme, Carroll SWCD

Outstanding Watershed Award
West Branch of the Floyd River Water Quality Initiative Demonstration Project, Sioux SWCD

Exemplary Efforts Towards the Water Quality Initiative
Sioux SWCD

Exemplary Use of State Cost Share Funds
Lucas SWCD and Wayne SWCD

League Windbreak Awards
Izaak Walton

Farmstead Windbreak Award
Mike and Ginny Uhlenkamp, Carroll SWCD

Newly Established Farmstead Windbreak Award
Chad and Summer Davis, Carroll SWCD

Field Shelterbelt Windbreak Award
Robert and Juanita Fiddick, Grundy SWCD

Woodland Owner of the Year
Jon and Ann Schenckloth, Floyd SECD

Outstanding Soil and Water Conservation District Commissioner
Brian Waldstein, Buena Vista SWCD

Conservation Woman of the Year
Jan Wobeter, Tama County Soil and Water Conservation District

Conservation Farmer of the Year
Chad Ide, Ide Garms, Inc., Union SWCD