ELIGIBILITY
All nominations must agree to allow their conservation techniques to be featured as demonstration projects and in publicity generated by The Omaha World-Herald in association with the award.

AGRICULTURAL
1. Individual producers, partnerships and family farm or ranch corporations are eligible.
2. Nominees must be Nebraska farmers or ranchers who have demonstrated excellent water and/or soil conservation practices for a least a five-year period on farms or ranches which they operate in Nebraska.

COMMUNITY
1. Groups, individuals, agencies or businesses are eligible.
2. Nominees must be Nebraska residents who have carried out a water and/or soil conservation program for a minimum of two years.

YOUTH
1. Any individual or group (age 19 or younger) are eligible.
2. Nominees must be Nebraska residents who have carried out a water and/or soil conservation program for a minimum of two years.

In the order listed, please provide the following information when preparing a nomination for Master Conservationist Agriculture, Community and Youth.
Nominee Information
Name or Group Contact
Address
City
State
ZIP
Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Years the project has been implemented.
Entry Category
Nominator #1 Information
Name
Address
City
State
ZIP
Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Nominator #2 Information
Name
Address
City
State
ZIP
Phone Number
Cell Phone Number
Conservation Activities
1. Describe the conservation plan or program of the individual/community/youth, listing specific water and/or soil conservation practices implemented or promoted, what they are used for and the dates that those practices were implemented.


2. Describe any new or innovative techniques implemented or promoted by the nominee. These can be modifications of water and/or soil conservation principles already recognized as effective, or techniques created, designed and implemented by the nominee.


3. Describe the benefits of the water and/or soil conservation practices or programs implemented (both new and ongoing) in terms of conservation of water and/or soil resources, including benefits such as pollution abatement, wildlife enhancement or flood control.


4.Describe the impact of the water and/or soil conservation efforts or programs on the success or productivity of the farm/ranch business or community. Give any example or returns on conservation investments.


5. Explain how the nominee or group has encouraged others to understand the value of conservation, noting whether it involved personal contact or active participation in the community as well as conservation groups and leadership provided.


6. Optional:
a. Include a list of the conservation organizations the nominee is active in and leadership positions held.
b. Graphic designs or photographs of the nominee's conservation efforts

7. Optional:
If you would like to include a photo of the person(s) or group being nomaited for the award, please email that to liz.tierney@owh.com
Note: Each item is assigned a value of 25 points.