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SDPPC offering first ever Environmental Steward Award


October 27, 2008
By South Dakota Pork Producers Council

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SDPPC offering first ever Environmental Steward Award
The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) will award one pork
farmer whose dedication to the industry is evident through her/his
commitment to minimizing the pork industry’s environmental footprint.

October 23, 2008, Sioux Falls, SD – The South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) will award one pork farmer whose dedication to the industry is evident through her/his commitment to minimizing the pork industry’s environmental footprint.

pigs02The award will be presented at South Dakota’s 40th Annual Pork Congress during an awards luncheon on January 8, 2009.

“There are many pork producing families in South Dakota implementing conservation programs everyday as a way to preserve the land on and around their farms,” said Jessica Dornink, program and communications director for the SDPPC. “This award is intended to recognize one who stands out among the rest for her/his environmental awareness, management practices and community relations.”

A panel of swine researchers and pork farmers will review the applications. The operations of the pork farmers will be evaluated on their manure management systems; water and soil conservation practices; odor-control strategies; farm aesthetics and neighbor relations; wildlife habitat promotion; innovative ideas used to protect the environment and an essay on the meaning of environmental stewardship.

Applications are available through the SDPPC office, 605-332-1600 and by clicking here. Applications are due at the office by December 3, 2008, and the recipient will be notified before December 22. The recipient will receive a cash prize and plaque and be nominated for the National Pork Environmental Steward Award given by the National Pork Board.


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