WANTED: Nominations for excellent range mgrs.
February 20, 2015
Names and qualifying information are needed for submission to the SD Section Awards Chairman (Jessica Michalski) for individuals and entities that deserve state (and perhaps national recognition) for accomplishments in range management.
Excellence in Grazing Management – The SD Section Awards Chairman is soliciting nominations for outstanding rangeland managers from throughout South Dakota. One award may be given for each of the four designated geographic areas of the state. In the case of a geographic area not being represented by an award winner, recipients may be selected from other geographic areas, with the total number of award winners not to exceed four (4). Judges for this award will be appointed by the current President. Awards will consist of a suitable engraved plaque and a yard sign. The engraved plaque will be presented at the section's annual meeting and the yard sign will be presented at the Award Winner's tour the following summer. Please send these nominations in to Jessica Michalski by June 1, 2015.
Top Hand Award – This award will be offered on an annual basis and is intended for special recognition of those who have had a major impact on South Dakota rangeland and associated resources. Nominees will be considered whose actions are above and beyond what is normally expected or because of lifetime contributions. Recipients need not be section members. The award will consist of a suitably engraved plaque and will be presented at the section's annual meeting. Please send these nominations to Jessica Michalski by June 1, 2015.