The American Forage and Grassland Council awarded Bob Hendershot, retired State Grassland Conservationist in Ohio for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the 2017 Distinguished Grasslander Award at its annual conference in Roanoke, Virginia.
The Distinguished Grasslander Award is presented to individuals who, during their careers, have served the forage and grassland segment of agriculture with distinction.
“My desire has been to help farmers conserve and improve their soil, water and plant resources. Forages and pastures are one of our most misunderstood, underutilized and abused land uses. I have been blessed to share knowledge and information on soils, plants, animals and water to help producers protect the environment, improve their families’ lifestyle and increase their income,” Hendershot said.
Hendershot is known throughout the grazing community. He has walked countless number of pasture fields and provided technical services to many farmers across Ohio and surrounding states.… Continue readingRead More »