The Baumgardners receive a Farm Conservation Family award at Farm Science review
Ohio's top five conservation farm families for 2012 were recognized during a ceremony at Farm Science Review in London for their long-standing dedication to natural resource conservation on their farms. Among the families honored were Gene and Johnita Baumgardner of Madison County.
In addition to receiving $400 from the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, the families are also featured in the September issue of Ohio Farmer magazine and receive plaques from Hancor Inc. Ohio Farmer magazine has sponsored the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award since the program began in 1984.
The Baumgardners farm more than 2,100 acres in Fayette, Madison and Fairfield counties. Their primary crops include corn and soybeans, and they raise cows and calves.