Adamses get state’s River Friendly Farmer honor

Huntington County farmers Steve and Judy Adams receive the statewide River Friendly Farmer award on Aug. 16 at the Indiana State Fair. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Judy Adams, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Steve Adams and Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron.
Huntington County farmers Steve and Judy Adams receive the statewide River Friendly Farmer award on Aug. 16 at the Indiana State Fair. Celebrating the occasion are (from left) Judy Adams, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Steve Adams and Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron. Photo provided.

Steve and Judy Adams, of S&J Farms in Huntington County, were among 49 farmers who received the River Friendly Farmer award at the Indiana State Fair on Farmers’ Day, Aug. 16.  

The award is presented by the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (IASWCD) in recognition of the work farmers do on their land to protect Indiana’s natural resources.

The Huntington County Soil and Water Conservation District nominated the Adamses for the award, based on their farm management practices that protect Indiana’s rivers, lakesand streams.

Indiana Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and Indiana Farm Bureau President Randy Kron, along with State Conservationist Jane Hardisty, IASWCD President Jamie Scott and Meghan Grebner, from Brownfield Ag News, presented the awards to the winning farmers.

The River Friendly Farmer Award has been presented by the IASWCD and sponsored by the 92 local Soil and Water Conservation Districts and Indiana Farm Bureau, Inc. since 2000. This year’s group of award winners brings the total number of River Friendly Farmers in Indiana since the awards beginning to 912.