A Jamestown couple has been awarded the 2018 Leopold Conservation Award for their agriculture efforts

Published: Nov. 22, 2018 at 9:38 PM CST
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A Jamestown couple has received an award for their continued efforts in agricultural conservation.

Jeremy and Sarah Wilson were announced as one of three finalists earlier this year for the Leopold Conservation Award by the Sand County Foundation.

The foundation says by mimicking nature with a diverse, regenerative, no-till cropping system, the Wilsons are building their farm to survive changes in weather. Better soil health means products are grown with fewer chemicals, fertilizers and fuel.

The Wilsons will receive a $10,000 award for inspiring others with their dedication to land, water and wildlife habitat management.

The Wilsons also contribute to their community by teaching students about agriculture in schools, as well as donating three acres of sweet corn annually to the Great Plains Food Bank, and more.

To see their full story and a special video on the work the Wilsons do, visit the Sand County Foundation's web page here: https://sandcountyfoundation.org/our-work/leopold-conservation-award-program/the-wilson-family-farm