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Water + Energy Progress RecognitionGovernor Brownback congratulated the 2013 Water + Energy Progress Award Winners on February 27th.
In her opening remarks, USDA State Director Patricia Clark said, "progress is the key word. These producers are making progress every day and they are to be applauded.”
"These guys are heroes in my books,” Governor Brownback stated at the luncheon. "I applaud what they are doing. Kansans are practical, pragmatic people. In the future, we will have to produce more with less inputs, and that will take solutions that make pragmatic sense.” With water as a priority, the Governor has charged his administration to work with stakeholders to create a 50-year water plan.
Sponsors of the luncheon included Green Cover Seed, Kansas Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Alternative Crops, K-State Research & Extension, Kansas Natural Resources Council, Kansas Rural Center, Kansas Sierra Club, Kansas Water Office, the Kansas Grazing Lands Coalition and Midwest Energy. Read all about this great event, here!