Saginaw Bay Agricultural Conservation Awards 

Do you know a farmer making a difference for nature? Nominate a soil health hero today! 

The Nature Conservancy is seeking award nominations to recognize the extraordinary achievements of Saginaw Valley farmers. These farmers work hard to protect water quality and improve soil health by keeping soil and nutrients on their fields and out of the Saginaw Bay. Join us as we bestow seven coveted awards on area farmers, crop advisors, and suppliers. 

Awardee Benefits

  • Recognition at the 2019 Ag Awards Dinner, in TNC communications, and in your community.
  • Professionally-produced video showcasing the farmer and their operation. See our 2018 feature videos! 
  • A beautiful, custom framed photo from the Saginaw Valley, and other keepsake items. 

Make your nomination by June 28, 2019 in the links below or contact Ben Wickerham at 517-316-2286. Nominee's operation must be within the Saginaw Bay watershed

Awardees are determined by a selection committee consisting of representatives from TNC's Farmer Advisory Group, CISCO Farm Seed, Delta Institute, Michigan Agri-Business Association, Michigan Association of Conservation Districts, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michigan Farm Bureau, and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Click here for further details, including four additional TNC-nominated categories. 

Ag Awards Dinner

​ Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 
 Double Tree by Hilton Bay City - River Front
 One Wenonah Park Place, Bay City, MI 48708
  Register Online or contact Mary Louks at 517-316-2260.
 Thanks to our generous sponsors, there is no charge to attend. Make your reservation today; space is limited and   available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Sponsorship Opportunities
Spotlight your business at this important event while helping to protect the lands and waters you love. Stay tuned for more information on sponsorship, exhibit, and advertising options. If you are interested in participating, contact Paul Beczkiewicz at 517-316-2269.