Ed Kleen Award
Aaron Schnepel 2013
Dean & Kami Willett 2014
This award honors the former District Commissioner, Ed Kleen, who was tragically killed in an automobile accident. The recipient is someone who displays "all around" soil conservation and leadership.
Think about those words ...
all around means many sided, well-rounded, or to be good in a EVERY aspect of your field.
soil conservation...management practices to CONSERVE, PROTECT and RESTORE our soil.
leadership means to provide guidance, instruction, direction; to identify the purpose and then set goals to achieve the task; to coach, support and delegate when/where needed; having the perfect amount of respect for others and yourself; balancing drive and determination; AND being able to make decisions in a split second that impact not just youi but many...this award is designed to honor someone doing ALL of that!