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Saginaw Bay Agricultural Conservation Awards


Celebrating Soil Health Heroes

We're recognizing the extraordinary achievements of Saginaw Valley farmers who work hard to protect water quality and soil health. With nearly half of Michigan's largest watershed in agricultural production, keeping soil and nutrients on the land and out of area waterways is not only vital to the people and species that live here, but to our boating, fishing, and tourist industries.  

How to Attend  

This event is open to the public and most appropriate for farmers, ag industry professionals, TNC partners, supporters, and community members. Register online or contact Mary Louks at 517-316-2260.  Make your reservation today; space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Thanks to our generous supporters, there is no charge to attend. Dinner and drinks provided. 

About the Awards

The Ag Awards recognizes extraordinary achievements in seven distinct categories, both peer and committee nominated. Public nominations closed on June 28, 2019. For questions, contact Ben Wickerham at 517-316-2286. Winners receive: 

  • Recognition at the 2019 Ag Awards Dinner, in TNC communications, and in the ag 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.

Sponsor | Exhibit | Advertise 

Spotlight your business at this important event while helping to protect the lands and waters you love. Explore sponsor options, which are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For questions, or to confirm a sponsorship, contact Paul Beczkiewicz at 517-316-2269. 

Thank you to our sponsors: Agri Drain Corporation, The Andersons, Blue Water Conservation District, Carhartt, Cook Family Foundation, DTE Energy, GreenStone Farm Credit Services, Midland Brewing Company, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Saginaw Conservation District, Syngenta

Reserve your spot today!