Master Conservationist Awards 2008 Winners

The Master Conservationist program was established in 1983 to recognize those who have excelled in soil and water conservation. The program has been expanded from production agriculture to residential, community and youth categories. Anyone can submit nominations, including self nominations.

Production Agriculture awards are presented annually to five Nebraska agriculturalists, one in each of five Master Conservationist Districts, who have excelled in the use of new and traditionally acknowledged methods of soil and water conservation in farming or ranching operations.

There are five Residential, Community and Youth awards. These statewide awards will be presented to individuals or groups who have excelled in taking a holistic approach to making wise use of soil and water resources while maintaining and enhancing the environment.

Award recipients are selected by a committee of judges representing the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, Natural Resources Districts and the Nebraska office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Use the links on the right side of this page to download more information or to submit a nomination online.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2010


 

2008 Master Conservationist Winners & Honorable Mentions

Production Agriculture – District A
Curtis Roth
Gordon, Nebraska

Production Agriculture – District B
DT Farms, Inc.
Dave Troester
O’Neill, Nebraska

Production Agriculture – District C
James K. “Jim” Bliven
Dakota City, Nebraska

Production Agriculture – District D
Tecker Ranch, Inc.
Jon Tecker
Parks, Nebraska

Production Agriculture – District E
Fred Benesch
Bruno, Nebraska

Community-Public
Keep Sidney Beautiful
Sidney, Nebraska

Honorable Mentions

Production Agriculture – District A
Kevin and Brenda Derry
Chappell, Nebraska

Production Agriculture – District B
Eldon Foth Family
Ord, Nebraksa

Production Agriculture – District C
Don and Ruby Arduser
Laurel, Nebraska

Production Agriculture – District D
Circle K Ranch
Wayne and Fred Krausnick
Enders, Nebraska

Production Agriculture – District E
Glenn and Eileen Chvatal and Sons
Prague, Nebraska

Community-Public
CLEAR Water Council and Technical Advisory Team
Peter Parkert, CLEAR Council President
Carter Lake, Iowa
Paul Brakhage, Clean Lakes Program Coordinator
Lincoln, Nebraska