Apr 16, 2021
Last chance to nominate folks for the Specialty Grower Sustainability Award

The deadline is upon us. It’s 11 o’clock. Do you know where your sustainable growers are?

It’s your last chance to nominate yourself or a friend for the Specialty Grower Sustainability Award.

Organic Grower’s parent company is recognizing growers and farming operations that have put in major efforts to improve sustainability in their operation. A variety of honors will be given.

This is a last-chance opportunity, so act this week. You can nominate yourself or a friend. Also, please feel free to just pass the word so people can nominate others.

For more information, visit https://organicgrower.info/sustainability/.

Presented by Great American Media Services and Valent U.S.A., the Specialty Grower Sustainability Award will recognize a grower who prioritizes sustainability — balancing social, environmental and economic impacts — on their operation. Whether they recently began implementing cutting-edge sustainable practices or they have years of demonstrated success of continuous improvement through sustainability initiatives, they are eligible for the Specialty Grower Sustainability Award competition.

Some examples of what the awards program is looking for:

  • New irrigation practices/system that reduces water usage
  • Participation in sustainability tracing programs
  • Social impact in local community
  • Applying more biological products vs. conventional chemistries

Each nomination will be judged on its own merits with an emphasis on progress and results. Judging will be scored based on a grower or growing operation taking significant strides in sustainable agriculture through agronomic practices, protocol and advocacy in the following categories:

  • Innovative Thinking
  • Execution
  • Impact/Results
  • Leadership in the Industry

To nominate an individual, visit https://organicgrower.info/sustainability/.


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