FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Nominations are being sought for the 2019 Kentucky Leopold Conservation Award.
Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles says the award recognizes Kentucky farmers and foresters who go above and beyond in the care and management of natural resources while keeping their property productive and sustainable.
Sand County Foundation presents the award to private landowners in 14 states for extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation. In Kentucky, the $10,000 prize is presented with the Kentucky Agricultural Council and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.
The award is named in honor of conservationist Aldo Leopold, who called for an ethical relationship between people and the land they own and manage.