A Calhoun County family has been named the most recent winners of the Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture presented the award late last week to the Albright family of Lytton. The operation is truly a family enterprise, operated by Ben and his wife Susan, Ben’s younger brother, Nick, and their father, Alan. “The members of the Albright family are great conservation leaders,” Naig says. “They realize there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to improving soil health and water quality and have invested in a variety of practices to determine what works best for their land. These investments not only help to improve the soil and land now, they help preserve it for future generations.” The family has implemented numerous water quality practices, they use buffer strips, have grassed waterways, no-till settling basins, a manure management program, utilize nitrogen stabilizers, conservation tillage practices and Conservation Reserve windbreaks. In addition, they have increased cover crops from 20 acres to 320 acres since 2012. The brothers own two feedlots and the two practice animal care and emphasize manure management practices to protect the environment. The family was nominated for the award by Darcy Maulsby.