Practical Farmers of Iowa Announces Achievement Award Winners

Practical Farmers of Iowa announced that Doug Alert and Margaret Smith, of Hampton, have been chosen to receive its 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award, an award granted each year to an individual or couple that has shown exemplary commitment to sustainable agriculture, generously shared their knowledge with others, and been influential in efforts to foster vibrant communities, diverse farms and healthy food. Doug and Margaret operate Ash Grove Farm, a diversified, certified organic crop and livestock operation that includes organic feed corn and soybeans; organic seed soybeans, rye, hairy vetch, and oats; and organic food-grade corn, soybeans, and oats. They are strong proponents of on-farm research and its role in farm decision-making.