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Winners of Agriculture-Environmental Leadership Award

Julie, Contributor

October 28, 2013

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam presented awards to the three winners of the state’s Agriculture-Environmental Leadership Award, which recognizes agricultural enterprises that are at the forefront of developing and adopting environmentally innovative farming practices.

“These recipients represent the best of the best in developing and implementing progressive techniques to safeguard the environment and conserve natural resources,” Commissioner Putnam said. “All three share a commitment to protect and preserve Florida’s resources while continuing to provide top-notch agricultural products for our state, our country and across the globe.”

The awards were presented during a breakfast at the 72nd Florida Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Ponte Vedra Beach.

The recipients are:

Nominees from different parts of Florida’s agricultural industry were reviewed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and industry and environmental groups. Environmental practices considered in the nominations include: Wildlife Protection and Habitat Conservation, Pesticide/Nutrient Management, Water Quality, Soil and Water Conservation and Waste Management/Recycling.

The Commissioner’s Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Award has been presented annually since 1994. The program spotlights the environmentally innovative farming practices of the state’s growers and ranchers.