The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association has extended the nomination deadline for the 12th annual Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award competition to October 1.

The award recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship by family farmers engaged in poultry and egg production. Those eligible for the award include any poultry grower or egg producer (family-owned) who supply product to a USPOULTRY member or an independent producer who is a USPOULTRY member. Each award winner will receive a Family Farm Environmental Excellence Award trophy, $1,000 cash, an expense-paid trip to the 2013 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga., a farm profile on USPOULTRY’s website, and the association’s assistance in local, regional and national publicity.