Commissioner Putnam Seeks Nominations for Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

Feb 01, 16 Commissioner Putnam Seeks Nominations for Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla.– Annually, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam recognizes innovative Florida farmers with the Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award. The award commends enterprises that demonstrate leadership in developing and implementing innovative and progressive techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources, and people can now submit nominations to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The deadline for submitting nominations is March 1, 2016.

The following environmental practices will be considered in judging nominations for the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award.

Wildlife protection and Habitat Conservation: Provide a safe, vibrant habitat for wildlife within an agricultural operation.

Pesticide/Nutrient Management: Use pesticides/nutrients responsibly, maximizing benefits and minimizing potential adverse environmental effects.

Water Quality: Preserve or improve water quality within or adjacent to an agricultural operation.

Soil and Water Conservation: Reduce soil erosion, nutrient depletion and water consumption, and enhance water recharge.

Waste Management/Recycling: Reduce waste by recycling agricultural by-products and waste products on site.

To learn more about the 2016 Agricultural Environmental Leadership Award, visit FreshFromFlorida.com.

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