Syngenta Crop Protection and No-Till Farmer magazine are seeking No-Till Innovator Award nominations for individuals and groups in the United States and Canada who practice no-till, promote its advancement or demonstrate a commitment to soil conservation.
Anyone who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of no-till farming is eligible to win, regardless of the crop grown, or brand of equipment or crop protection products used. Individuals or organizations can be nominated in each of the following categories, and self-nominations are accepted.
A grower who has increased the economic feasibility of no-till on his or her own farm. Criteria include innovation, creativity, willingness to share findings with others and creating a positive image for no-till farming.
A group that has actively promoted no-till farming through activities, clubs or educational seminars.
A university researcher, educator or extension specialist who tests and evaluates no-till concepts, products or equipment, and who promotes the benefits of no-till farming.
- Consulting: A certified crop consultant, agronomist or professional farm manager who actively promotes the environmental and economic benefits of no-till; a fertilizer, agri-chemical, seed or equipment dealership that encourages the adoption of no-till practices; or an individual who has designed an innovative modification to existing equipment, created new no-till equipment or developed a new method to improve no-till farming.
Winners of the 2005 awards will be announced at the National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis, Jan. 11-14, 2006. Winners will receive complimentary conference registration, lodging and meals for the duration of the 2006 National No-Tillage Conference, as well as a limited-edition print with an engraved plaque to commemorate the honor.
For additional information or to obtain a nomination form, please log on to www.syngentacropprotection.com/notill, call 847/519-9150, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail your request to: No-Till Innovator Awards, Gibbs & Soell, 2300 N. Barrington Rd., Suite 600, Hoffman Estates, IL 60195. The deadline for nominations is July 15, 2005.