U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is accepting nominations for the 9th Annual Family Farm Environmental Excellence Awards. The awards recognize 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 supplies product to a USPOULTRY member, or an independent producer who is a USPOULTRY member. Nominations are due no later than September 1, 2009.

The award is presented to superior family farmers in five regions of the country. One award may be presented for each of the regions: Northeast, Southeast, South Central, North Central and West.


Nominations must be made by a member by completing the application provided by USPOULTRY. Each integrator or egg processor may nominate one grower for each complex in each state.

Awards will be presented during a special ceremony at the 2010 International Poultry Expo in Atlanta.

Each award winner will receive a Family Farm Environmental Excellence trophy, $1,000 cash, an expense-paid trip to the Expo, a farm profile on USPOULTRY’s Web site, and the assistance in local, regional and national publicity.