History of the River-Friendly Farmer Award

Since 1999, key conservation and agricultural organizations have sponsored the River Friendly Farmer (RFF) Program. The statewide initiative recognizes farmers, who through good production management practices helps keep Indiana’s rivers, lakes and streams clean.

Annually, each county Soil and Water Conservation District may nominate up to two farmers who do an outstanding job of protecting their rivers, lakes and streams through their every day conservation management practices on the farm. Watershed organizations also may nominate farmers for the award by submitting an application to a county SWCD.

The 2016 winners come from 44 counties across the state and will be honored at the River-Friendly Farmer Awards Ceremony at the Indiana State Fair on August 17, 2016.

Please congratulate the following 2016 River-Friendly Farmers:

V. Albert Armand Decatur
Donald Black Delaware
Chuck Brettnacher Tippecanoe
James and Carolyn Coleman Morgan
Jeff and Betty Conrad DeKalb
John Thomas Deniston Decatur
Barry and Michael Fisher Putnam
Jamen Frederick Pike
Tim & Stacha Gochenour Marshall
Daniel Gumz Starke
Duane Hopf Dubois
Randy, Betty, Aaron Mehringer Dubois
Doug Howard Fayette
Christian Kauffman Whitley
Pat Larr Scott
Brad Lawrence Starke
Legan Livestock & Grain Legan/Tharp Putnam
David Lennon Blackford
Linneweber Brothers Knox
Mark Lorntz Steuben
Ronnie & Matt Lueken Dubois
Dwayne Lundy Hendricks
John Maddox Wells
Mike Maddox Blackford
Richard Marbach Adams
Dave McKinney Gibson
Keith & Pam, Kyle & Leah Musselman Miami
Michael Neff Washington
Ricky and Nathaniel Ness St. Joseph
Scott Norris Posey
Joseph Northrop Huntington
Edward Paxson Jay
Larry & Erika Pollard Perry
David Ristow Clinton
Greg and Jenny Rowland Washington
Paul & Diane, Jeremy Russell Delaware
Chuck Scales Warrick
George and Norma Schneider Wabash
David Schuler Switzerland
Mike Shuter Madison
Burke Sibrel Spencer
Charles Spartz Hamilton
John Staub Adams
Scott Steckler Vanderburgh
Martin & Penny Stroup Elkhart
Andrew Tucker Clay
Dan Vail Hancock
Carl Walker Jay
Kristen Ward Wayne
Scott Whitaker Morgan
Jay Woodlock Newton
Richard Woodruff Daviess
Gerard Wyss Allen
Dennis Yoder LaGrange
Ronald Zehr Crawford