By Amanda Brodhagen, Farms,com
Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) is now accepting nominations for its second annual Farm Sustainability Award.
The award is designed to recognize Canadian dairy farmers who have adopted environmentally sustainable practices to their farming operations. These sustainable practices must also include social benefits, meaning they must be something that other farmers can also implement on their farms. Some of the areas that are focused on relate to natural resources, conservation projects, and anything related to energy use.
"Last year, we were proud to recognize four exceptional dairy farm families," said Wally Smith, President of Dairy Farmers of Canada. "Their efforts and contributions to sustainable dairy farming are innovative and go beyond industry standards. We hope to see more outstanding submissions this year that show how farmers work to reduce their environmental footprint!"
There will be four finalists chosen and one overall winner will also be announced. The four finalists will each receive $1000.00 and the overall winner will receive $2000.00, a keepsake trophy as well as a complementary trip to the Dairy Farmers of Canada’s 2013 annual general meeting that will be held in Toronto.
The deadline for nomination applications is March 1st, 2013. More information about the award and application process can be found at dairyfarmers.ca