Strong receives Acre Maker Award

AG Journal
September 16, 2016

NRCS biologist Cody Strong stationed in Lamar, Colorado, recently received the Acre Make Award for the West Region.

Strong is a biologist stationed in the Lamar NRCS office who works for Pheasants Forever, Parks and Recreation and NRCS. He has been in his position for 1 year and four months. His duties involve assisting landowners with wildlife plans with EQIP, CSP and CRP.

“We are very proud of his enthusiasm and his passion for wildlife. He has a common sense approach to planning allowing the producer to pick the practices that he can live with which are the most economical and beneficial to both the resource and the producer,” said NRCS officials.

The award is given out annually by Pheasants Forever headquarters to each of the four regions in the country.

A Pheasants Forever press release state, “The award recognizes an ’employee who exhibits outstanding leadership, dedication and passion leading to significant habitat accomplishments.’

Cody’s enthusiasm and passion for conservation delivery in SE Colorado meets that criteria. Cody recently displayed that enthusiasm and leadership during the SE Colorado field tour with members of CPW and NRCS looking at successful Corners for Conservation projects.”

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