2017 River-Friendly Farmer Information:

RSVP online for the River Friendly Farmer Event by July 10 by clicking here

or call Amy at IASWCD at 317-692-7374, ext. 303.

2017 Awards Ceremony:  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
Check in: 11:00 a.m. 

4-H Exhibitors Hall (2nd floor) at the Indiana State Fairgrounds


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.

Download a complete list of past River Friendly Farmer Award recipients (2000-2016)