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Two farming families honored by county

December 11, 2002|by TARA REILLY

The Washington County Soil Conservation District honored two farming families Tuesday that demonstrated great effort in the conservation and use of soil, water and related natural resources.

The awards were presented to Robert E. Martz and Michael D. Martz of the Martz and Son Farm and Harry and Peggy Strite and family of the Creek Bend Dairy Farm.

The Martz family members were named 2002 Outstanding Conservation Farmers, while the Strite family was named 2002 Sustaining Conservation Farmers.

The families also received certificates of merit from the Washington County Commissioners for their achievements.

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