Published on 10/13/09

Contenders sought for ag stewardship award

University of Georgia

Nominees are currently being sought for the 5th annual Governor's Environmental Stewardship Award. For the past four years, Gov. Sonny Perdue has recognized those that are not only making a living from their lands, but also using the latest, innovative techniques to protect it for future generations.

Applications are available at They are due by Dec. 10. Five district winners are selected for the award each year. Judges will visit each district winner's farm. Based on their recommendation, Perdue will announce the state winner March 16 in Atlanta during the 6th Agricultural Awareness Week. For more information, call (229) 391-6882, or e-mail

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.