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
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
Wayne 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
Bruce Dankers of Dankers Enterprise, Goodhue
Pat and Kristin Duncanson & Karl and Jackie Duncanson of Duncanson Growers, Mapleton
Brandon and Monica Schafer of Schafer Farms, Goodhue
Jim and JoAnn Veldkamp of Veldkamp Farms, Jasper
Mike Haupert of M & J Farms, Hadley
David, Brian and Bob Braun of Braun Farms, Le Sueur
Sandy and Ben Ludeman of Saratoga Pork, Tracy
Dan and Midge Boettger of Three Generation Pork, New Richland
Dr. Dick Nicolai and Sam Watkins of Nicolai Pork Producers, Inc., Hector
Scott and Shelley Schwartz of Schwartz Farms, Garvin
Peter and Paul Zimmerman, and Cliff Jes of Woodville Pork, Waseca
Don Lafferty of Tru-Joy Farms, New York Mills
Marlin and Wilda Pankratz of Mountain Lake