The Good Steward Recognition Program to expand awareness of best practices in sustainable corn production begins its fifth year seeking nominations for candidates who demonstrate the economic and conservation value of soil management.


NCGA affiliate states and organizational partners may submit one or more nominations. One recipient will be selected from a field of nominees submitted by NCGA state affiliates and other corn industry and organizational partners.  


Nomination forms must be completed jointly by the nominating organization and the nominee, and will be processed through NCGA. Selection of the Good Steward Recognition will be made by experts in the field of agricultural conservation, environment and sustainability.  Nominations are due 5:00 p.m. CDT July 31, 2017. The announcement of the recipient will be made at Commodity Classic in Anaheim, California, February 27-March 1, 2018. If you have any questions, contact Rachel Orf  at NCGA, (636) 733-9004.







What will the Good Steward Recognition recipient receive?


Who can be nominated for the Good Steward Recognition?

Nominees that can demonstrate:

  • Good standing as an NCGA member

  • Compliance with FSA/NRCS HEL and wetland and sodbuster provisions

  • History of conservation tillage practices of no-till or strip-till

  • Agricultural innovation

  • Excellent communication and networking skills


What kind of criteria is needed?

Nominees must demonstrate best management practices in:

  • Irrigation (if applicable)

  • Cover crops

  • Soil erosion control

  • Nutrient management

  • Water quality