The Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (MASWCD) offers several award programs to recognize the outstanding conservation achievements taking place through SWCDs and their cooperators. One of these is the Outstanding Conservationist Award. Each year, with the support from The Farmer Magazine, an Outstanding Conservationist is selected from the county to be honored at the MASWCD Annual Convention for their hard work and dedication to the environment and our natural resources.
2023 Outstanding Conservationist
Congratulations to Greg Homme from Silverton Township, Pennington SWCD's Outstanding Conservationists for 2023. Greg farms 1,000 acres with his dad Orlen and nephew Scott Lindom. He raises 120 head of Charolais and Red Angus cross cattle on 350 acres of pasture and is an active participant of EQIP and CSP.
Through EQIP, 89 acres of pasture is rotationally grazed, and a half mile of livestock pipeline was installed along with three watering facilities. In addition to prescribed grazing, 118 acres of pasture and hay planting was completed. Through CSP, prescribed grazing for soil compaction is practiced on 149 acres.
Greg also operates Homme Feedlot Services, a licensed commercial manure applicator through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.