Dave Nelson, of Otho, a Fort Dodge agribusinessman, received the 2009 Innovator of the Year award last month at the 18th annual National No-Tillage Conference in Des Moines.
He was honored for his work during 2009 for Operation Strip-Till, that was supported by the Iowa Learning Farm.
Farmers involved with Operation Strip-Till were able to experience the advantages of strip-till on portions of their cropland before converting their entire operations.
“It’s a big honor to be recognized on the national level,” Nelson said. “It helps us understand that we’re on the right track and that we’re making a difference.”
Nelson, a co-owner of Brokaw Supply in Fort Dodge, said the award was more for the company than for himself individually, he said.
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