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Contact: Whitney Forman-Cook
AGRI-ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH GROUP AWARDS PRIZE FOR INNOVATION TO NACD CEO
WASHINGTON, October 16, 2017 – As part of their fall conference, the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR) presented Jeremy Peters, chief executive officer of the National Association of Conservation Districts, with the 2017 CBEAR Prize for Agri-Environmental Innovation.
In presenting the award, CBEAR Outreach Director Mark Masters commented, “Jeremy’s effective leadership of NACD is based, in large part, on his ability to bridge the gaps that often exist between research, policy, and application. The relationships established and opportunities facilitated through Jeremy’s hard work have greatly informed, and improved, CBEAR’s research and outreach efforts.”
Upon accepting the award on behalf of his NACD colleagues and the thousands of conservation districts they represent, Peters encouraged CBEAR to continue developing innovative, incentive-based approaches to improve the delivery and effectiveness of conservation programs.
“The team at CBEAR understands that truly engaging America’s landowners – our grassroots NACD membership – is the key to continued improvements in soil health, water conservation, and sustainable management of our natural resources,” Peters said. “We value our partnership with CBEAR and see many opportunities for future collaboration.”
About the National Association of Conservation Districts:
The National Association of Conservation Districts is the non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, their state and territory associations, and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. For more than 70 years, local conservation districts have worked with cooperating landowners and managers of private working lands to help them plan and apply effective conservation practices. For more information about NACD, visit: www.nacdnet.org.
CBEAR is a collaborative group of researchers that incorporates behavioral insights into program designs, primarily within USDA, to achieve greater levels of participation and satisfaction, improved environmental outcomes and reduced program costs. Directed jointly by research leaders at the University of Delaware and Johns Hopkins University with funding from the USDA Economic Research Service, CBEAR efforts are supported by a diverse group of research professionals within academia and government from across the United States. For more information, visit www.centerbear.org.