Water + Energy Progress Awards highlight innovators in Kansas
Water + Energy Progress identifies successful innovations in energy efficiency and water conservation on Kansas farms and ranches. The 2014 awards recognize producers across the state for implementing innovations that save water and energy including: patch burn grazing, subsurface drip irrigation, cover crops and no-till, intensive rotational grazing, solar-powered water pumps and fencing, small-scale wind and local foods. Water + Energy Progress highlights homegrown solutions for water conservation and energy efficiency from the farmers and ranchers of Kansas.
2014 Water + Energy Progress Award Winners include:
Lucinda Stuenkel, Palmer
Michael Hermann, Kinsley
Mark Eitel, Dighton
McCarty Dairy, Rexford
Jane Koger, Matfield Green
Darin Williams, Waverly
John Bradley, Lawrence
Karen and John Pendleton, Lawrence
Bill Sproul, Sedan
Shannon Creek Cattle & Quarter Horse Company, Olsburg
Living Acres Network, Gove county
Each award winner will be interviewed for monthly case studies featuring their water and energy saving practices. Each case study will be available at www.WaterAndEnergyProgress.org.
Water + Energy Progress Awards are determined by a steering committee made up of water, energy, agriculture and natural resource leaders from across Kansas. Water + Energy Progress is a program directed by the Climate and Energy Project (CEP), a regional nonprofit focusing on renewable energy and energy efficiency.