The STAR Operations Manager will work closely with national partners to implement and grow STAR by leading administrative and operational tasks, project management, and communicating the value of the STAR tool.
As of January 31, 2023, Crop Year 2022 STAR submissions closed. Crop Year 2023 will open on July 1, 2023.
STAR is an exciting initiative developed by farmers and soil and water conservation professionals that offers farm operators and landowners a simple, free, and confidential tool to evaluate their conservation land management practices. The goal of STAR is to encourage the continued adoption of conservation practices, and recognize farmers for their commitment to sustainability. From improved nutrient management to cover crops to edge of field water treatment and even crop rotation or inclusion of livestock, a suite of practices can result in a rating of between one and five STARs!
Randy Leka, Farmer in
Cass and Menard Counties
Iroquois County Soil and
Water Conservation District
Rich Reynolds (left) and Thad Eshleman (right)
Emily Bruner, Ph.D.