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Minnesota Pork Board's Environmental Stewards

2015

Wakefield's Pine Hill Boar Stud 

Sustainability is a word with many definitions but to Andy Kamm, Manager of Wakefield's Pine Hill Boar Stud, sustainability means leaving the land and resources in better condition than when we found them, something the Pine Hill Boar Stud strives for every day. "I grew up wit the mentality of taking care of the land and the environment," said Kamm. "We are always striving to do the right thing." Their commitment to the quality of water, air and land is why Wakefield's Pine Hill Boar Stud Crew are the 2015 Environmental Stewards of the Year.  More 
 
2014

Jeffrey and Benjamin Scholl of Trimont

Jeffrey and Benjamin Scholl fell privileged to utilize the latest innovations in agriculture to ensure their farm will be sustainable for generations to come. The Scholl's are the Minnesota Pork Board 2014 Environmental Stewards of the Year award recipients. "As farmers, we have a closer connection with the environment than most people," says Jeffrey, "it is our goal to make sure our farm is around for future generations."
 
Stone Lake Farms is a partnership between brothers, Jeffrey and Benjamin Scholl. Together they farm 3,500 acres of corn and soybeans. Their younger brother, Tyler, and their mother, Roxanne, also own land in the farming operation. Stone Lake Pork is their custom finishing operation and West Cedar Customs is their custom manure application business. More 

2013

Paul and Stephanie Fiedler of Westport

The family members and employees of Fiedler Finishing, Crystal Lean and Country Pork are living up to the swine operation's mission: To provide excellent care of our swine while delivering an outstanding product for consumers while protecting the environment.
 
Paul and Stephanie Fiedler own and operate the pork production enterprise based near Westport, in Pope County and are this year's Minnesota Pork Board Environmental Stewards of the Year award recipients. Jared Anez of Anez Consulting nominated the Fiedlers because of their attention to the environmental management and desire for continuous improvement. More 

2012

Wayne and Laura Dahl of DawsonWayne and Laura Dahl of Dawson

Looking to future generations, Laura and Wayne Dahl strive to leave as small of an nvironmental footprintas possible as they manage their 4,400 head nursery tofinish swine operation in rural Lac Qui Parle County near Dawson.

Their willingness to seek the advice, the forethought to try new technologies and the commitment to continuous improvement of the environment are among the reasons for the Dahl's selection as the 2012 Minnesota Pork Industry’s Environmental Stewards of the Year. More

 


 

Minnesota Pork Board Environmental Steward Recipients

 
2011 
Bruce Dankers of Dankers Enterprise, Goodhue  
 
2010
Pat and Kristin Duncanson & Karl and Jackie Duncanson of Duncanson Growers, Mapleton
 
2009
Brandon and Monica Schafer of Schafer Farms, Goodhue  
 
2008
Jim and JoAnn Veldkamp of Veldkamp Farms, Jasper  

2007
Mike Haupert of M & J Farms, Hadley

2006
David, Brian and Bob Braun of Braun Farms, Le Sueur

2005
Sandy and Ben Ludeman of Saratoga Pork, Tracy

2004
Dan and Midge Boettger of Three Generation Pork, New Richland

2003
Dr. Dick Nicolai and Sam Watkins of Nicolai Pork Producers, Inc., Hector

2000
Scott and Shelley Schwartz of Schwartz Farms, Garvin

1998
Peter and Paul Zimmerman, and Cliff Jes of Woodville Pork, Waseca

1996
Don Lafferty of Tru-Joy Farms, New York Mills

1995
Marlin and Wilda Pankratz of Mountain Lake

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