The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts has named the finalists for the state's 2013 Outstanding Conservationist Award.
The winner will be announced at the 76th annual MASWCD Annual Meeting, set for Dec. 1-3 at the Doubletree by Hilton Bloomington - Minneapolis South in Bloomington.
The award program recognizes farm families, individuals, conservation organizations, and other groups for their accomplishments in implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota's natural resources.
The program is sponsored by MASWCD, with support from The Farmer magazine.
The finalists are:
Northwest, Area 1: Dave and Dorothy Adams, Richville, East Otter Tail SWCD
West Central, Area 2: Twin Eagle Dairy, Pat and Jody Lunemann, Clarissa, Todd SWCD
Northeast, Area 3: Greg and Tammy Anderson, Princeton, Mille Lacs SWCD
Metro, Area 4: Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Chisago SWCD
Southwest, Area 5: The Jensen Sisters – Norma Schlemmer, Linda Nesburg, and Diane Jensen, Redwood Falls Township, Redwood SWCD
South Central, Area 6: City of Olivia, Olivia, Renville SWCD
Southeast, Area 7: Ralph Lentz, Lake City, Wabasha SWCD
North Central, Area 8: John and Lissa Sumption, Longville, Cass SWCD
The MASWCD annual convention includes a trade show highlighting the latest programs, products and technologies in conservation from partners across the state.
For more information, please contact the MASWCD office at 651-690-9028 or visit www.maswcd.org
Convention registration forms are due in the MASWCD office by Nov. 20. To take advantage of special group lodging rate, hotel reservations must be made by Nov. 12.