Jennifer Ebbing, operator of Hayware Homestead in Tate Township, was awarded the Cooperator of the Year award at our Annual Meeting held in September. Her five acre operation includes goats, horses, chickens, eggs, and vegetables for farmers markets. The farm does not use any chemicals in their garden. She has worked with NRCS to implement conservation projects such as a heavy use pad, barn gutters and downspouts, a high tunnel, and drainage improvements around her lots. Jennifer has future plans to improve her pasture. These conservation projects will minimize erosion, provide healthier conditions for her animals, lengthen the growing season, and create a more sustainable operation as a whole. We commend Jennifer for her stewardship efforts, and for protecting the land and valuable natural resources of the county.