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Nominations Sought For 2006 “Organic Farmer of the Year” Award

The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) has issued a call for nominations for the 2006 “Organic Farmer of the Year” award. The award is presented annually in February at the Upper Midwest Organic Farming Conference in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Along with MOSES, the award is co-sponsored by The New Farm. Criteria for the award are: 1) Innovations in organic farming/livestock management, including crops and crop rotations, weed, pest and disease management strategies, sustainable or renewable energy, and marketing; 2) Excellence in enhancing farm resources: soil, water, wildlife and biodiversity; 3) Inspiration and education of organic farmers, consumers and others in the organic community, and 4) Current organic certification. Nomination application forms are available from the MOSES Web site (www.mosesorganic.org) or by calling 715-772-3153. The deadline for applications is October 15, 2005.

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