The goal of the award is to recognize farmers and ranchers who are innovative leaders and excel in: Making their farming systems more profitable over the long term; Using farming practices that enhance, rather than harm, natural resources; Leading- or participate in - activities that support viable communities; and Providing outreach and/or education about sustainable agriculture ideas and practices to others.
The applications we received this year were outstanding, and we cannot thank everyone enough for the time they took from their busy farm schedules to share their stories with us.
We are pleased to announce this year’s Florida Innovative Farmer Awardees:
Margie and Nick Pikarsky
Bee Heaven Farm
Joseph Ballard and Paul Speros
Natalie Parkell and Kevin Osburn
Vertical Horizon Farm
Hobe Sound, FL
The awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, August 3rd at 12:45 pm during the conference lunch. Please join us in congratulating these special farmers and to learn more about their farms.
Past Florida Innovative Farmer Awardees
Pamela and Hank Sindlinger
Chris and Eva Worden
Alan and Yvonne Hart
Roger Twitchell and Ellyn Hutson
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