Governor Sonny Perdue wants to know the Georgia farmers who are doing the best job to protect the environment on and around their farms.

He’d like to recognize them for a job well done, tell other folks about them and maybe give them an award.

Nominees are currently being sought for the Fourth Annual Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award. Applications are available at www.agawareness.com and due by Dec. 16.

“As I learned from my father growing up on a farm in middle Georgia, if you take care of the land, it will take care of you,” Perdue said. “This award shows all Georgians the outstanding job farmers are doing to protect our environment and preserve our state's natural resources.”

Five district winners are selected for the award each year. This year, only district winners will be required to submit supporting documentation. Past district winners are eligible to apply.

Judges will visit each district winner’s farm. Based on their recommendation, Perdue will announce the state winner at the Fifth annual Agricultural Awareness Week in Atlanta on March 17.

For more information, call Donnie Smith at 1-229-386-3104.