Secretary Naig Recognizes Conservation Leaders at Agribusiness Showcase

posted 2/9/2022

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 9, 2022) – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced two leaders in conservation awards during the Iowa Agribusiness Showcase and Conference today. Hands On Excavating and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Ruth McCabe, conservation agronomist with Heartland Coop, were recognized with the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Award for Conservation. The Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Awards are presented to people and organizations that make exceptional contributions to the state’s agriculture community.

"I am proud to present Ruth McCabe and Hands On Excavating with the Secretary’s Iowa Ag Leader Awards. They are trusted advisors who work with farmers and landowners to identify and implement conservation solutions that are right for their landscapes and their farms," said Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. "These recipients are great advocates for soil health and water quality. They are prime examples of how the public and private sectors can work together to advance the goals outlined in the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy and build on our culture of conservation across the state." 

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