Outstanding Organic Farmers of the Year
February, 9 2007
Recognition was awarded to Victor and Elizabeth Chrapko as "Outstanding Organic Farmers of the Year" by the International organic certifying body OCIA (Organic Crop Improvement Association) by whom the Chrapko's have been certified as organic farmers since 1999.
Elizabeth and daughter Xina Chrapko attended the AGMM of the certifying body in Lincoln, Nebraska, where they accepted the award on Feb 9, 2009. The award recognizes farmers for ethical farming including creative and unique organic farming practices, principles of stewardship, improvement of biodiversity (i.e. soil quality), integrity of food products, innovative marketing practices, community involvement, and social consciousness.