38-7-29. Soil conservation award program established.

The South Dakota natural resources conservation award program is hereby established. Under the program, each conservation district may annually select no more than five residents of the district to receive a natural resources conservation award.

To be eligible for an award, a person must be directly and actively engaged in agricultural production in this state.

In selecting award recipients, the district may consult with the commission and other relevant entities.

Awards must be based upon the recipient's contribution to the preservation and conservation of natural resources in this state, in conjunction with the recipient's agricultural operations.

Source: SL 2008, ch 207, § 1; SL 2024, ch 166, § 10.