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Clearfield Conservation District announced its annual award winners at its meeting yesterday.

The awards will be presented at the conservation district’s annual banquet on March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Expo I Building.

The board voted to award Mark Lyons of DuBois, a junior at Mansfield University studying watershed management, a $1,000 scholarship.

Other award winners include:

  • Farm of the Year — Windy’s Legacy Farm
  • Watershed Stewardship Award — John Potts
  • Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road Award — Goshen Township

Everyone is welcome to attend the event, but reservations are required and the deadline is March 18. Cost is $18 per person, district manager Susan Reed said. Online reservations are available at

The banquet will also have door prizes provided by the Walmart Distribution Center.

Reed also announced the presenters of the awards and assignments at the banquet, Don Foster will be the master of ceremonies, Mike Kennis will present the Farmer of the Year award, Bill Clouser will perform the invocation, Joe Kendrick will present the Watershed Stewardship Award, Larry Crittenden will present the FFA awards, Tyler Hicks will present the scholarship, Mike Gill will present the Dirt, Gravel and Low Volume Road award, Commissioner Tony Scotto will introduce the keynote speaker Marci Nebgen of Hickory Ridge Natural Harvest. Her presentation will be about aquaponic farming and “The Farmer’s Life.”

In other business, conservation Specialist Amy Hallman said this year’s tree sale was a success. She said they had 80 orders this year and although they don’t have a final count on trees yet, it appears they did a little better than last year.

The conservation district uses funds from the tree sale to fund its education programs.

The board reinstated Rachel Duke as an associate director.

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