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.

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.

Special Thanks to all of the 2023 supporters of this annual program.

  • Indiana Farm Bureau
  • Indiana Corn Marketing Council & Indiana Soybean Alliance
  • Indiana State Department of Agriculture
  • Indiana NRCS
  • Indiana Pork
  • American Dairy Association Indiana
  • Indiana Beef Cattle Association
  • Indiana’s Soil & Water Conservation Districts

2023 River Friendly Farmer Award Recipients