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Finalists Named for Leopold Conservation Award Program
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/11/2017

Another three Wisconsin farm families have been selected as finalists for the annual Leopold Conservation Award, in which the winner will get $10,000 for demonstrating responsible stewardship and management of natural resources. The program, which is a partnership between the Sand County Foundation and Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, is also made possible through the support of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Land and Water Conservation Association, American Transmission Company, Compeer Financial, WE Energies Foundation, Alliant Energy Foundation, and USDA NRCS.

"These finalists are extremely deserving," said Wisconsin Farm Bureau President Jim Holte. "They lead by example and inspire others to continue the search for better methods of protecting our resources."

This year's finalists include Dan Brick, Brickstead Dairy, Greenleaf; Glen & Susan Wohlk, Rainbow Valley Farm, Almena; and Richard & Victoria Allemann, Alleman Acres, Montana. Brick and the Wohlks were also named finalists last year.

The award, which is named in honor of world-renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, is presented annually in nine states to private landowners who practice responsible land stewardship and management. A winning recipient will be announced in November, with a formal presentation planned for the WFBF's annual meeting in Wisconsin Dells this December.

Last year, Ron Brooks and his daughters Zoey, Syndey, Alyssa and Kelsey, of Brooks Farms in Waupaca were named the winners of the Leopold Conservation Award.

This is the eighth year the program has been run in Wisconsin.

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