Jerry and Linda Lunsford of Jerry Lunsford Farms near Guymon have been selected as the Texas County Conservation District’s 2012 Outstanding Cooperators.
This award, which is presented annually by the Texas County Conservation District, seeks to recognize a local farmer or rancher who has worked with the conservation district and the USDA /NRCS to implement progressive, sustainable, and successful conservation programs and practices in their operation.
The Lunsfords, who have been farming and ranching for 41 years, were selected by the Texas County Conservation District’s Board of Directors from 18 nominations. Jerry and Linda were chosen not only for their successful implementation of the NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) and their active participation in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), but also for their progressive utilization of strip-till farming practices, grazing management, and nutrient management.
Jerry and Linda currently raise wheat, milo, corn, sunflowers, and cattle