Phase 1: Bring together a diverse group of experts representing agriculture, water, natural resources and energy organizations across the state.
Phase 2: Engage the steering committee in a dialogue about water and energy issues affecting the agricultural sector in Kansas
Phase 2: Determine standards for nominations
Phase 1: Steering Committee members identify producers from within their organizational networks as potential models of innovation
Phase 2: Staff gather additional information on the producer/practices as needed
Phase 3: Steering committee convenes to collectively determine award eligibility/
Phase 1: Contact producer to arrange an appropriate time for an interview/farm tour
Phase 2: Gather supporting data, create case study.
Phase 3: Share producer success story in multiple formats.
CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION
Continue to solicit nominations, identify innovations, spotlight producers and support innovation!
The 2014 Nomination cycle is open. Submit your nominations!