Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award


Farm Environmental Leaders recognized annually

The Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award is a joint effort of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, and Iowa Department of Natural Resources to recognize the exemplary voluntary efforts of Iowa's farmers as environmental leaders committed to healthier soils and improved water quality.

This award recognizes those that have taken steps in their farming operations that improve or protect the environment and natural resources of our state. The recipients also serve as local leaders to encourage other farmers to follow in their footsteps by building success upon success. As environmental leaders, these farmers have adopted best management practices and incorporated environmental stewardship throughout their farming operations.

As true stewards of the land, they recognize that improved water quality and soil sustainability reaps benefits that extend beyond their fields. Reaching the citizens of Iowa and beyond, these remarkable individuals have made environmental stewardship a priority on their farms. The award ceremony is held at the Iowa State Fair. The awards ceremony will be Wednesday, August 14, 2019. If you have any questions, contact Jake Hansen at

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