Hobby Farms Editors
February 18, 2009

It’s time to send in your nomination for the 2008 Steward of the Land Award; the winning farmer will receive $10,000.

You know these farmers.

They’re like Sandy and Rossie Fisher, who received the 2007 Stewards of the Land award for their lifelong commitment to farmland protection and environmental stewardship.

The Fisher’s operate Brookview Farm in Manakin-Sabot, Va., where they raise and sell grass-fed beef and organic eggs. Their farm’s composting operation turns municipal yard waste into organic compost for use on their farm and for other customers.

Now — it’s your turn to nominate a farmer you know. Nominations are due soon!

Established in 1997, American Farmland Trust’s Steward of the Land Award recognizes the American farmer or farm family who best demonstrates leadership in protecting farmland and caring for the environment. The award also honors the memory of Peggy McGrath Rockefeller, an avid farmer and conservationist who helped found AFT. AFT, a national nonprofit organization and advocate for farm and ranch land conservation, sponsors the program.

Visit the AFT website for more information about the Fishers and the award program.

Sandy and Rossie Fisher received the 2007 $10,000 Steward of the Land Award from American Farmland Trust
Photo courtesy of AFT
Sandy and Rossie Fisher are beef producers from Manakin-Sabot, Va.

Send Your Nomination Today

Here’s how:

Online:
Nomination forms can be completed online.

Mail:
Print, complete and hand mailed your paper nomination form to:
Steward of the Land Award-American Farmland Trust, 1200 18th St., NW, Ste. 800, Washington, D.C. 20036.

Call for Information:
For an application or if you have questions, call 202-378-1255.

Deadline? 5 p.m. EST, December 3, 2007.


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