The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is seeking nominations for the "2015 MOSES Organic Farmer of the Year" award, which will be presented at the 26th annual MOSES Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Feb. 26–28, 2015.
The award recognizes an organic farmer or farm family with a history of outstanding land management, resource conservation, and farming innovation. These exemplary farmers also are committed to spreading the organic message in their communities. This is the 13th year for the award program, which comes with a prize package that includes full admission to the 2015 MOSES Conference.
North Dakota seed and grain farmers, David, Ginger, Dan and Theresa Podoll of Prairie Road Organic Farm and Seed in Fullerton, ND, received the 2014 MOSES Organic Farmers of the Year award. Their farm story and other recipients' stories are online at mosesorganic.org under the "Projects" tab.
Anyone can nominate a farmer for this award. Nomination forms are available on the MOSES website, mosesorganic.org or by calling the MOSES office at 715-778-5775. Nominations are due by Sept. 15.
This prestigious award comes with a number of prizes including a cash award, lodging, a bookstore gift certificate and full admission to the Organic Farming Conference, the nation's largest gathering of organic farmers.
MOSES is a nonprofit organization that provides resources and education to farmers to encourage sustainable and organic agriculture. To learn more, visit mosesorganic.org.