McCormick families of Caledonia nominted as Outstanding Conservations of the Year
Each year the Root River Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) honors a well deserving conservationist within Houston County.
The county is divided into five districts and selects their conservationist on a rotating base.
In 2012 the Outstanding Conservationist of the Year was selected from District 4, which consists of Caledonia Township, Mayville Township and Winnebago Township.
Outstanding conservationists are considered through the efforts and commitment that landowners give to protecting our areas natural resources. Recipients of this award are not only leaders in conservation but also community involvement. This year the Outstanding Conservationists are the Kevin and Jim McCormick families. This family operation has been actively involved in farming for over 60 years. Jim began farming in 1949 and was joined by Kevin in 1985, who has since taken over the farm operation. See more in the Caledonia Argus.