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Local Farms Recognized as Environmental Leaders

Posted: Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013 at 6:24 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Aaron Gernes

Two local farm families were recognized as environmental leaders during the Iowa State Fair last month. Harlan and Janet Petty, of Knoxville, and Roger Zylstra, of Lynnville, were among 63 farms that received the Iowa Farm Environmental Leader Award. The award recognizes farmers who are committed to healthy soils and improved water quality. It also recognizes exemplary voluntary actions of farmers that improve or protect the environment and natural resources of the state while encouraging other farmers to follow in their footsteps by building success upon success.