Hobart Family Receives 2007 Outstanding Cooperator of the Year Award
The Hobart family are recipients of the 2007 Outstanding Cooperators of the Year award during the Annual Tour and Luncheon hosted by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District and held at Breakneck Ridge Farm.
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Community members congratulated Steve and Diana Hobart and family as they received the 2007 Outstanding Cooperator of the Year award given by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) in partnership with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). They were selected to receive this award because of the many conservation practices that they have implemented to protect the soil and water including no-till seeding, management of high use areas, a unique watering system, manure storage and sediment retention erosion control on their woods roads. Gordon Moore, District Forester of the Maine Forest Service, and Dave Power, District Conservationist of the NRCS, presented these practices during an agroforestry tour of the Hobart's Breakneck Ridge Farm.

This was followed by a picnic luncheon provided by the PCSWCD and an awards ceremony. The Reverend Heather Kurtz of the Dover - Foxcroft Congregational Church provided the luncheon invocation. Speakers included Bill Bell, President of the Maine Association of Conservation Districts, and Pauline Pare, Assistant State Conservationist for the NRCS. The Hobarts were previously recognized as 1990's Outstanding Cooperators of the Year and also as 1995's Maine's Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year.

Attendees of the Annual Tour and Luncheon held at Breakneck Ridge Farm and hosted by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District learned about conservation practices from Gordon Moore, District Forester of the Maine Forest Service, and David Power, District Conservationist of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The Hobart family has implemented many practices to protect the soil and water and because of this were recipients of the 2007 Outstanding Cooperator of the Year award at a luncheon and ceremony following the tour.
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