USSEC and WSF Past Chair Bardole Wins Iowa Master Farmer Award
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Former USSEC and World Soy Foundation (WSF) Chairman Ray Bardole was recently recognized as a Master Farmer in March.
The Iowa Master Farmer Award was founded in 1926 to reward and recognize farm citizenship. The award is presented to deserving Iowa farm families in March of each year. The only years that the award has not been presented are the Great Depression years of 1932-1937, the World War II years of 1942-1945, and 1962. The three precepts used in judging the award are “Good Farming,” “Clear Thinking” and “Right Living.”
Mr. Bardole is a fifth-generation farmer from Rippey, Iowa. He says it's his responsibility to contribute to a better tomorrow with a generation that can think and reason better. He has focused on conservation, fighting malnutrition worldwide and has traveled the world promoting U.S. soy.