Borovich Farm earns SWCD award

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BARNESVILLE, Ohio – Stanley and Lorena Borovich of St. Clairsville recently received the Belmont Soil & Water Conservation District’s 2005 Conservation Farmer Award.
Farmer’s focuses. Proper management of reclaimed strip-mined ground has been the focus of many tours on the Borovich farm.
Over the past several years, they have hosted the Belmont Rubberneck Tour, the Area Abandoned Mine Land Tour, Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation District summer school, Belmont Soil & Water Conservation district legislator’s tour, the Buckeye Hills Resource Conservation and Development Council, and several grazing meetings.
Stanley Borovich’s philosophy is, “God gave me this land. I would like to leave it better than the way I found it. I want to share my blessings.”
He and Lorena do that every year by welcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters, senior citizens, and local church and mental health groups to the farm to see where their food is grown.
Service. Borovich is serving his 11th year as a supervisor on the Belmont Soil & Water Conservation board and eighth year as an area three director to the Ohio Federation of Soil & Water Conservation Districts.
He also serves on the Buckeye Hills Resource Conservation and Development Council.
Borovich is actively involved with the Abandoned Mine Land Executive Committee, Farm Bureau, Belmont-Monroe Grazing Council, Ohio Valley Cattlemen and his church.
He just completed nine years on the USDA Farm Service Agency committee.
Five finalists. The statewide program recognizes farm families that are doing an outstanding job of managing natural and human resources to meet the twin goals of production and conservation.
Judging is based on the nominee’s use of new and traditional conservation techniques, comprehensive management, individual initiative in getting conservation measures applied on the land, and the farmer’s willingness to share conservation information, experiences and philosophy with others.
Five area finalists will be chosen from around the state.
These top conservation farm families will be recognized at a ceremony during the Farm Science Review in September.

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