HISTORY of the River-Friendly Farmer Award

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

2023 River Friendly Farmer Award

Annually, each county Soil and Water Conservation District may nominate up to two farmers who do an outstanding job of protecting 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 through a county SWCD.

Nominations are now being accepted through June 8, 2023.

Nomination Form

River Friendly Farmer nominations can now be submitted by Soil & Water Conservation Districts through June 8.

Districts: Guidelines and a Question Template are being provided at the link below. Please review the guidelines that include information regarding the Timeline, Signature Page, Sponsors, Nomination Form Questions and more.

Required Signature Page

Each nomination must have a signature form completed and submitted by June 8.
This form requires three signatures to verify the farm
and implemented conservation practices.

Signature page (Word doc)
Signature page (pdf)

Submit Signature Pages to Amy Work via:
Email (preferred) to amy-work@iaswcd.org; or,
Mail to IASWCD, Attn Amy Work, 225
S. East Street, Suite 142, Indianapolis, IN 46202