The Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium was honored to receive the "Leadership in Collaboration Award" as part of the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Awards presented on March 6.
The Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Awards were created to recognize, honor and promote Iowa citizens, companies and organizations who have made significant contributions to Iowa’s agriculture industry. Those recognized have displayed leadership within the categories of Innovation, Conservation, Collaboration and Industry Development.
The award winners recognized were:
- Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium for Leadership in Collaboration
- Sarah Carlson with Practical Farmers of Iowa for Leadership in Conservation
- Myron and Ellen Kloubec, Kloubec Koi Farm in Amana for Leadership in Industry Development
- Wold Rim and Wheel of St. Ansgar for Innovation in Agriculture Manufacturing
While members of Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa State University, and Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship were invited to accept the award, the consortium is made up of over 40 members and partners that are working toward a common goal: to enhance monarch butterfly reproduction and survival in Iowa through collaborative and coordinated efforts of farmers, private citizens and their organizations.