New pork Environmental Stewardship winners announced
October 9, 2008 by Pork Checkoff
New pork Environmental Stewards announced
Four U.S. pork
production operations have been selected to represent the nation’s pork
industry as 2008 Pork Environmental Stewards.
Four U.S. pork production operations have been selected to represent the nation’s pork industry as 2008 Pork Environmental Stewards.
The 2008 award recipients are:
- Enterprise Nursery, Madrid, Nebraska
- Oetting Farms, Concordia, Montana
- O’Neel Farms, Friend, Nebraska
- Veldkamp Farms, Jasper, Minnesota
The Pork Checkoff and the National Hog Farmer magazine awarded the honor to the four pork-producing operations that best demonstrate a firm commitment to safeguarding the environment and the communities surrounding them.
The judges evaluated the different operations’ manure management systems, water and soil conservation practices, odor-control strategies, farm aesthetics, neighbor relations, wildlife habitat promotion, innovative ideas used to protect the environment, and an essay on the meaning of environmental stewardship.