Jeff and Earl Hafner are shown in the aquaponics greenhouse at their farm in western Iowa. (photo/Practical Farmers of Iowa)

Practical Farmers of Iowa announced today that Earl Hafner was chosen for the 2018 Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award, to be presented this Friday, Jan. 19, at the Scheman Building in Ames, during Practical Farmers’ 2018 annual conference.

Early Morning Harvest sits at the eastern edge of the Western Skies Scenic Byway, just south of Panora, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

I had a great time touring the Hafner farm in western Iowa – during much warmer weather – and wrote about the experience as part of a feature that you can read here on the Western Skies Scenic Byway.