. The 2019 recipient of the annual Conservation Farmer of the Year goes to Steve Hintz of Hintz farms. Steve started farming in 1979 after graduating from Winamac Community High School. Steve also participated in an 8-week agriculture program through Purdue. Hintz farms is a corn and soybean operation. He has incorporated cover crops over the past 4 years and has been involved in the NRCS, EQIP program for 3 years. Around 40% of the farm is using cover crops at this point. We would like to thank Steve Hintz and Hintz farms for his dedication to conservation and name him the 2019 Conservation Farmer of the Year.