Stout Good Farm Neighbor Award

Date: 06-Sep-2017Printer View

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The Rob and Jean Stout family of Washington County will be recognized with the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award on Wednesday, September 6th at the West Chester Heritage Building, 510 Main St., West Chester, IA., 52359. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, will present the award to the family.

Rob has dedicated his farming career to putting conservation strategies into practice. Since 1983 he has utilized no-till on his acres, and has implemented several land management practices including cover crops, buffer strips, grassed waterways and even a woodchip bioreactor.

“I feel responsible to leave the farm in a better place than I got it , and that includes the land and the soil, but it also includes the water that leaves the land. Water quality is important to me, and we all have to do our part to keep the nutrients here on the land where they belong.” – Rob Stout, Washington County Pork Producer

Tune into “The Big Show” on WHO and WMT radio from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to listen to a live broadcast from the event.