Objective: To recognize the leadership and dedication of Hugh Hammond Bennett, the father of the modern soil conservation movement and the first chief of the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service) by recognizing producers and conservation planners from within the NCPP partnership who have exemplified outstanding service through development and implementation of sound conservation planning and other conservation techniques.

Producer Award: An award will be presented to a producer who demonstrates a commitment to conservation planning, pioneering new opportunities and leadership in the community. The local field office staff that provides assistance to the producer will also receive recognition.

Conservation Planner Award: The conservation planner award is independent of the producer award and will be given to an individual who demonstrates a high standard of conservation planning and implementation for customers as well as sharing his/her expertise with others.

Nominations must be submitted by October 1, 2020. For more information, visit

Please submit only one nomination per form. If you'd like to submit an application for the other award, utilize the link at the end of this form.
*Please allow enough time to complete entire survey, as the system will not allow the form to be saved as a draft.*