2016 No-Till Innovator Award Recipients Recognized
They all have made important contributions to the conservation movement. A panel of judges chose the winners based on their dedication to the advancement of no-till farming, without regard for the types of crops grown and the kinds of equipment, seed, seed treatment or crop protection products used.
The 2016 No-Till Innovators by category are:
- Steve Berger, a grower in Wellman, Iowa—Crop Production
- David Franzen, Ph.D., extension soil specialist with North Dakota State University—Research and Education
- Betsy Bower, agronomist with Ceres Solutions, LLP, in Lafayette, Indiana—Business and Service
- Champlain Valley Farmer Coalition in Middlebury, Virginia—Organization
The judges, who represented different sectors of the no-till industry, were Darrell Bruggink, editor of No-Till Farmer; Derrick LeBeau, agronomic service representative with Syngenta; Rodney Rulon from Rulon Enterprises in Arcadia, Indiana; and Terry Taylor from Terry N. Taylor Farm in Geff, Illinois.
Syngenta is now accepting nominations for the 2017 No-Till Innovator Awards. The entry deadline is August 1, and winners will be announced in January 2018.
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