Awards Program

An Annual Awards Banquet and Program is held in August to recognize landowners who have done outstanding work in soil conservation, windbreak establishment, and wildlife habitat development. Students who win at the Region 1 and State Poster Contest competition receive their certificates and cash prizes at the awards banquet as well.
 
Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program

The Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program (ISCAP) encourages better land use programs and environmental control on the farm. The District enters Division 1, family-operated farms or owner-operated farms on which the owner-operator has established and maintained the most complete conservation program as determined by the land use program and soil conservation practices adopted.The Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program (ISCAP) encourages better land use programs and environmental control on the farm. The District enters Division 1, family-operated farms or owner-operated farms on which the owner-operator has established and maintained the most complete conservation program as determined by the land use program and soil conservation practices adopted.

Ron & Nancy Vos of Ireton were chosen as the Outstanding Conservation Farmers in 2022.  Ron was also chosen as the Region 1 Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program Winner.   Ron & Nancy own and operator land in sections 30 & 35 in Center Township north of Ireton.  They use no-till corn-bean crop rotation, use a multi species cover crop species mix of radish, crimson clover, camelina, hairy vetch, and rye.  They still maintain a grass headland.  Terraces were built in 1990 on their highly erodible field.  They have an established CRP waterway and filter strips.  Spring 2022 a Bioreactor was installed on their farm.

Ron & Nancy Vos

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Iowa Soil Conservation Awards Program
Izaak Walton League of American Windbreak Awards Program
Wildlife Habitat Award
Tony Pottebaum Windbreak Award
Conservation Teacher of the Year
Iowa Environmental Leaders