Edmonson County Conservation District Presents Master Conservationist and Outstanding Cooperator Awards
by Barbara Johnson, Edmonson County Conservation Office
Mark Meeks was chosen as Master Conservationists for 2015 by the Edmonson County Conservation District Board of Supervisors for his outstanding achievements in soil and water conservation.
The Master Conservationist program, sponsored by the Kentucky Soil and Water Commission, was established in 1983 to recognize those who have excelled in soil and water conservation and protection, and have completed more than 90 percent of their conservation plan.
Awards were presented by Chairman Wayne Thompson at the July 19th Supervisors meeting. The supervisors and staff would like to congratulate Mr. Meeks on his achievements.
Ms. Betty Houchins was chosen as the 2015 Outstanding Cooperator, as she has integrated sound, cost-effective and innovative conservation practices into her total farming operation.
Ms. Houchins has demonstrated to others how to better use and protect our soil and water resources.
Ms. Houchin was unable to attend the meeting to accept her award, but many heart felt congratulations were sent her way.