A Burton rancher was honored for outstanding contributions to the Texas Soil and Water Conservation Program.
Jerry Lee Schultz was honored as a Zone 3 Conservation Breeder at a recent awards banquet at Refugio.
Washington Soil and Water Conservation District #348 selected him to receive the award because of his involvement in the Environmental Quality Incentive Program and the NRCS Conservation Management Program.
Schultz has used the practices he learned from these programs to improve his cow/calf production and hay production.
The Conservation Awards program recognizes SWCDs and individuals who have dedicated their time, effort and talents to the use of renewable natural resources.
Schultz also entered the state contest where he will compete against five state areas made up of 216 districts. The state banquet is held in October at Moody Gardens in Galveston.
The SWCD of Washington will honor Schultz at a local luncheon Friday, June 10 at the Rankin Farm Complex on the campus of Blinn College Brenham.