Ebert Enterprises crop adviser Nick Guilette’s work on area farms is getting national attention this month. In a ceremony held last week at the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C., Guilette was named the inaugural Certified Crop Adviser Conservationist of the Year. Guilette works with farmers on their agronomy needs and nutrient management plans while keeping track of their conservation practices. He says being named the conservationist of the year was a humbling experience.
Guilette is happy conservation practices have taken more of a priority as water quality issues have dominated the headlines in recent years, especially in sensitive areas like Kewaunee County. He adds helping establish Peninsula Pride Farms and the Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farm Network as being some of his proudest achievements.