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C. Jeff Thomson, International Named 2017 Recipient of the California Leopold Conservation Award

Co-sponsored by Sand County Foundation, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Sustainable Conservation, the Leopold Conservation Award honors extraordinary landowner achievement in the voluntary stewardship and management of natural resources. We’re proud to announce C. Jeff Thomson International as the 2017 recipient of the prestigious California Leopold Conservation Award®. The award was presented posthumously to Mr. Thomson’s family…

Sustainable Conservation, Calif. Dairy Industry Clean-Water Partnership Grows

Since we announced last year that we’re scaling our manure-drip-irrigation project thanks to a competitive USDA grant, Sustainable Conservation and our industry partners have been working hard to launch three additional sites to help dairy farmers manage their manure and water use in ways that protect the groundwater they and their communities depend on. Working…

2017 Leopold Conservation Award Finalist: C. Jeff Thomson International

When Jeff Thomson thinks about conservation, he doesn’t just think about his individual fields. From the people you work with to the practices you implement, stewarding the land and its resources for the future takes constant care and balance. C. Jeff Thomson International’s diversified operations and wetland management make them a fantastic candidate for the…

2017 Leopold Conservation Award Finalist: Rollin Valley Farms

  What does a sustainable dairy look like? Brothers Donny and Andy Rollin have been farming their entire lives with that question in mind. Sweet Haven Dairy’s commitment to animal, crop and environmental health make them an ideal candidate for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award. The Rollin brothers are third-generation dairy farmers who came to…

2017 Leopold Conservation Award Finalist: Lundberg Family Farms

When we think of organic rice in California, there’s a reason why the first name that comes to mind is Lundberg. Lundberg Family Farms’ model of sustainability, from their fields to our tables, makes them a perfect candidate for the 2017 Leopold Conservation Award. A multi-generational farming operation begun in 1937, brothers Eldon, Wendell, Harlan…