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Online nomination form

Contact AFT to request a paper nomination kit —Allow 3-5 days for mailing.

  • By phone—202-378-1244
  • By email— info@farmland.org
    [Please write "Steward of the Land Award" in the message header and include your name and complete mailing address.]

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Nominees (either individual farmers or families) must be living and actively farming in the United States.
  2. Preference will be given to nominees who (a) use farming practices that lead to a productive farm in a healthy environment, (b) work to develop policies and programs for farmland protection at the local, state and regional levels and (c) demonstrate leadership by protecting their own farm or ranch from development.
  3. Individuals or families may not nominate themselves. Current or former AFT staff and Board members may not participate in any way. Past nominees who wish to compete for this year's award need not submit new nominations; however, they must contact AFT and may provide updated information in order to be considered for the 2006 award.
  4. Nominees need not be AFT members, but they must support AFT's mission and program objectives.

Nomination Instructions:

Nominations for the 2007 award will be accepted up until 5pm on December 1, 2006.

Nominators who are submitting by paper should fill out the nomination cover sheet form (PDF) and use it as the first page of the nomination packet. Answers to all questions must be typed on separate pages and attached to the cover sheet.

Nominators may also include supporting materials such as newspaper clippings, letters or other documents.

The entire nomination package (including the cover sheet) should not exceed 10 pages and must be easily reproducible in an 8-1/2" x 11" format. The 10 pages of the nomination should be one-sided. All nominating materials become the property of AFT and can not be returned.

Nominations may be submitted online, by mail or fax.

Steward of the Land Award
American Farmland Trust
1150 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

fax (202) 659-8339
Please address fax cover sheet to Steward of the Land Award.

AFT In Your State

Tom Hutson by Meredith Heuer2006 Winner:
Tom Hutson

AFT is proud to announce the awarding of the tenth annual Steward of the Land Award to Tom Hutson of DeLancey, New York.
Click here to read about Tom.

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