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BC Applauded for Environmental Efforts

City and farm folk alike gathered at the Madison Country Extension Office for the annual the Farm-City Banquet where Berea College was honored for work done to minimize environmental damage.

Randy Adams

On Monday, November 8, Berea College was honored with the Urban Conservationist Award. Randy Adams accepted the Urban Conservationist Award on behalf of Berea College. The award was given for the erosion control and water retention initiatives implemented in the construction of college's Ecovillage. This included the construction of erosion control fencing in order to deter and prevent sediment runoff. Adams is the project manager for capital construction at BC and is "largely responsible" for this improvement.

Tom Hendricks, a local farmer, was also awarded the award for Outstanding Cooperator. Hendricks received the award on behalf of his environmental-conscious practice of conservation farming. He maintains close ties with the college and its students, offering his time and his farm to tours and numerous classroom projects.

The annual Farm-City Banquet is sponsored by the Madison Country Conservation District, Madison County Farm Bureau, Madison Country Extension Council, Richmond's Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club, and the Baldwin Ruritan Club.

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