*Note: Dave is very modest about his accomplishments and is not one to publicize any awards or recognition he has received. However, being his wife, I feel this gives me an automatic right to do so in order to let everyone know just one of the many ways of why I am proud of him. Besides, baking a batch of brownies generally gets me out of the doghouse immediately. I will be baking them as soon as I am finished with this post.*
Dave received a letter last week congratulating him on being chosen by the Warren County Conservation District to receive the "Conservation Educator of the Year" award. As stated in the letter, this award "recognizes teachers who go above and beyond and who have made an outstanding contribution to conservation education in the past year." Dave will be recognized and given his award in late February.
I think it is important to note the significance of this award, as you all can see that as farmers and responsible citizens, we feel it is our duty to conserve and employ conservation tactics within the farm and everyday life. We are not only raising our little one to respect the land and everyone and everything using it, but Dave is also helping to show his students through different programs and activities in his classroom the importance of conservation.
It is our goal as farmers to continue to improve our conservation practices so that we will continue to have happy, healthy animals, to provide our family, friends, and customers with high quality food, and leave the land healthy for our children to take over and farm for generations.
Congratulations Dave...I am very proud of you! ~ Love, Margie