The U.S. Poultry & Egg Association is accepting nominations for the 11th 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) that supplies product to a USPOULTRY member, or an independent producer that is a USPOULTRY member. Nominations are due no later than Sept. 1, 2011.

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The award is presented to 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 Southwest. 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.