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Don Caffee of Taylor County has been selected by the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District as the recipient of the 2013 Master Conservationist Award and his accomplishments were recognized at a recent Taylor County Agriculture Council meeting.
Caffee becomes the 38th landowner in Taylor County to be recognized as a master conservationist.
The master conservationist program began in 1951. Conservation district members give the award annually to selected landowners and non-farm groups and individuals who have actively participated in soil and water conservation district programs.
Master conservationist awards are presented to those who have completed more than 90 percent of the planned conservation practices as outlined in their soil and water conservation plan.
Caffee was presented a framed certificate signed by Gov. Steve Beshear, the chairman of the Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission, the secretary of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet and the chair of the Taylor County Soil and Water Conservation District Board. He also received a commemorative sign designating him as a master conservationist that can be displayed on his property.