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2003 Steward of the Land Award

  • Subject: [cg] 2003 Steward of the Land Award
  • From: Laura Berman <laura@foodshare.net>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 15:56:15 -0400


American Farmland Trust is now accepting nominations for its 2003 Steward
of the Land Award, honoring farmers and ranchers who positively contribute
to the environment by protecting and conserving farmland. Each year,
$10,000 is presented to a farmer or rancher who demonstrates exceptional
on-farm stewardship and actively promotes farmland protection policies at
the community, regional and state levels.

There are three ways to nominate a farmer. You can request a nomination kit
         1) Calling (202) 331-7300 ext. 3044
         2) E-mail gchen@farmland.org with your name and complete mailing
         3) Download nomination materials from the Web at

Information about past winners and the history of the award is also
available at this address.
Nominations must be received by mail or fax at AFT's national office by
5:00 p.m. EST on November 1. The address is provided below. AFT's Board of
Directors will consider nominations, and the award will be presented in
early 2002. For more information, contact Grace Chen, award coordinator, at

Please forward this message to whomever you think might be interested in
nominating a farmer or rancher for the $10,000 Steward of the Land Award.

# # #
American Farmland Trust is a private, nonprofit farmland conservation
organization founded in 1980 to stop the loss of productive farmland and to
promote farming practices that lead to a healthy environment. Its
action-oriented programs include public education, technical assistance in
policy development and demonstration farmland protection projects. For more
information, visit AFT's homepage at www.farmland.org.

Grace Chen
Award Coordinator
American Farmland Trust
1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-7300 ext. 3044

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