US Poultry & Egg Association is now accepting nominations for the 12th annual Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award.
The award recognises exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any poultry grower or egg producer (family-owned) who supply product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer who is a USPOULTRY member. Nominations are due September 14, 2012.
The award is presented to superior family farmers in six regions of the country. One award may be presented for each of the regions: Northeast, Southeast, South Central, North Central, Southwest, and the remainder of the United States.
Nominations must be made by a USPOULTRY member or a state poultry and egg association by completing the application provided by USPOULTRY. Each integrator or egg processor may nominate one grower for each complex in each state. Six families received the Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award in 2012.
Awards will be presented during a special ceremony at the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta. Each award winner will receive a Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award trophy, US$1,000 cash, an expense paid trip to the Expo, a farm profile on USPOULTRY’s website, and the Association’s assistance in local, regional, and national publicity.
Competition details are available at USPOULTRY.