Five dedicated leaders in soil health received “Seeds of Change” awards at the 2019 Soil Health Partnership Summit, Jan. 15-16 in St. Louis. These awards highlight those participants in the Soil Health Partnership who go above and beyond to promote soil health throughout the year.
The five award recipients are (pictured left to right)
Exceptional Educators: John (and Joan) Maxwell, Donahue, Iowa
Ace Agronomist: Bryce Kujawa, Mount Vernon, Illinois
Champion Communicator: Deb Gangwish, Springview, Nebraska
Super Sprout: Brian Ryberg, Buffalo Lake, Minnesota
Data Dominator: Brian Martin, Centralia, Missouri (not pictured)
The Maxwells received the educators award because they take the initiative to tell the story of what’s happening on their farm to anyone and everyone, from local kindergarten students to visitors from Brazil. They love to share how a successful dairy and crop farm can sustainability feed the growing population while caring for the land. John is a strong advocate for the Soil Health Partnership and has been featured in print and television news.
In the interview below, John talks about their passion for sustainability and soil health on the farm –
Seeds of Change Exceptional Educator award winner John Maxwell of Donahue, Iowa