Nominations sought for pollinator award

Nominations are being sought for the 2015 Canadian Farmer-Rancher Pollinator Conservation Award. Individuals or families in Canada currently implementing pollinator protection measures on their farm or ranch are encouraged to apply.

The award recognizes farmers and ranchers who have made significant efforts in conserving natural ecosystems, fostering additional pollinator habitat, and protecting pollinators.

The recipient of the 2015 award will be recognized during an evening reception at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 21, and will also be featured in various industry publications across Canada.

“Pollinator habitat is one of many ecosystem services forage and grasslands provide,” said Chad Anderson, environment committee co-chair for the Canadian Forage and Grassland Association. “CFGA is proud to help recognize the farmers and ranchers showing leadership and innovation in good management of those lands.”

The award is co-sponsored by the CFGA, the Pollinator Partnership, and the Canadian Federation of Agriculture.

A link to the nomination form can be found on the CFGA website home page. Nominations are open until July 24.

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