Master Conservationist Awards 2006 Winners

The Master Conservationist program was established in 1983 to recognize those who have excelled in soil and water conservation. The program has been expanded from production agriculture to residential, community and youth categories. Anyone can submit nominations, including self nominations.

Production Agriculture awards are presented annually to five Nebraska agriculturalists, one in each of five Master Conservationist Districts, who have excelled in the use of new and traditionally acknowledged methods of soil and water conservation in farming or ranching operations.

There are five Residential, Community and Youth awards. These statewide awards will be presented to individuals or groups who have excelled in taking a holistic approach to making wise use of soil and water resources while maintaining and enhancing the environment.

Award recipients are selected by a committee of judges representing the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts, Natural Resources Districts and the Nebraska office of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Use the links on the right side of this page to download more information or to submit a nomination online.

The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2010


2006 Master Conservationist Award Winners

Recipients will be recognized during a special presentation at the NARD annual banquet September 25, 2006, in Kearney, and will be featured in the Omaha World-Herald on September 24.

Production Agriculture – District A
Laux Family Limited Partnership


Production Agriculture – District C
Roger and Janet Hellbusch
Todd Hellbusch
Troy and Marianne Hellbusch

Production Agriculture – District D
Steve Grudzinski
Loup City

Production Agriculture – District E
Todd and Kim Tyler

Community – Public
Robert J. Pointkowski
Jenner’s Park
Loup City

Community – Public
Walnut Creek Lake and Recreation Area Clean Lakes Council

Community – Youth – Group
Cedar Canyon Schoolyard Habitat Project

Honorable Mentions

Production Agriculture – District A
Lynn and Flo Clark

Production Agriculture – District C
The Daniel Hassler Family
Daniel and Linda Hassler

Production Agriculture – District D
Wayne and Fred Krausnick

Community – Youth – Group
Spalding Academy

Community – Youth – Group
Superior FFA Chapter