Published January 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Conservationists honored for efforts

The Lund family was recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Reece, Mary, Kirby and Steph Lund were recently honored as outstanding conservationists at the annual meeting of the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

They were selected by the Douglas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) for the award.

Each year, the state’s SWCDs recognize individuals and organizations for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices and improving Minnesota’s natural resources. The award program is conducted with support from The Farmer magazine, and the award ceremony receives sponsorship from the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

According to Jerome Haggenmiller, district coordinator, the Lunds were recognized for a variety of reasons, including the family starting with ridge till in the early 1990s and now switching to strip-till to prevent erosion on their cropland.

“We’re really proud of the Lunds and what they have done for conservation in Douglas County,” said Haggenmiller. “The Lunds provide a wonderful example for conservationists by using conservation practices to keep the soil on the land and to apply fertilizer for the crops’ needs.”

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