This award is given to one District Cooperator each year who does an outstanding job in implementing conservation practices and using creative approaches to land management. Below are the eligibility requirements, nomination procedure, nomination form, and deadline for submission. District Cooperators can be nominated by any district. One Cooperator from each area will be chosen and recognized at the area and state meetings. Of the five Cooperators selected from each area, one will be chosen as the statewide "OACD Outstanding District Cooperator" and this Cooperator will receive a cash award at a ceremony hosted on Conservation Day at the Capitol. If you have any questions about the application process or anything else, please send an email to [email protected].
The nominee must be a conservation district cooperator and must have a conservation plan on file with the local conservation district office.Current district directors, district employees and employees of NRCS are not eligible to receive this award.
All nominations must be sent via mail to the OACD area director representing the nominating district or submitted via this online form at least two weeks prior to the area meeting for the year in which the individual is being nominated.One winner will be chosen for each area with the state winner then being chosen from the five area winners.
2015 Nomination Deadlines
Two weeks prior to your Area Meeting. For all Area Meeting dates, click here.
Please fill out the form below to complete the nomination. Submissions are encouraged to stay under 800 words but should describe the nominee's activities to best illustrate why they should be "OACD Outstanding District Cooperator". If you have any supporting documentation that you feel would be helpful, please email it as an attachment to [email protected].
Thank you for submitting a nomination for OACD Outstanding Cooperator. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected]