The Nomination Process

THE FOUNDATIONS

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

 
IDENTIFYING INNOVATIONS

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/


SPOTLIGHTING PRODUCERS

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!