Environmental Stewardship Awards

Each year, Tyson Foods’ Environmental, Health and Safety Services, recognizes the outstanding environmental efforts of contract poultry farmers.  The most recent winners of Tyson’s Poultry Environmental Stewardship Award include:
  • Joseph and Helen Sander, a producer for the Dexter, Missouri, Complex
  • Keith Haslag a producer for the Sedalia, Missouri, Complex
  • Troy Alderfer, a producer New Holland, Pennsylvania, Complex
The winners are selected by a national committee and are judged on the following factors:
  1. General nature, history and production information of their farm;
  2. Nutrient management practices;
  3. Off-farm agriculture-related activities;
  4. Farm esthetics and community involvement;
  5. Environmental or agricultural awards received;  and
  6. Farm innovation and wildlife management practices.
Each winner receives a trophy and a $1,500 cash prize.  In addition, each Tyson service technician responsible for servicing these farms receives $250.
Environmental stewardship is the result of hard work, and careful and responsible management aimed at preserving and enhancing the quality of natural resources and the environment.