West Virginia Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick (right foreground) presents Bill White Grantham (in foreground, third from left) with a plaque that names Meadow Green Farm the 2013 Conservation Farm of the Year. The Kearneysville farm was named the top farm in West Virginia by the West Virginia Conservation Partnership for its outstanding practices in the field of conservation of natural resources. Grantham, an eighth-generation family farmer was presented his award along with the farm’s co-owners, his nephew, Andrew Upright (left, foreground) and wife Kerry Grantham. Also pictured are (from left): West Virginia Association of Conservation Districts Second Vice President John Hicks; West Virginia Division of Forestry State Forester/Director Randy Dye; USDA-Farm Service Agency State Director Alfred Lewis; WVU Davis College of Agriculture Assistant Dean Paul Lewis; WVU Cooperative Extension Service Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources Jennifer Williams; and Kevin Wickey, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service state conservationist. The award was presented in October at the Conservation Awards and Recognition Banquet in Flatwoods. Along with the awards, Middletown Tractor Sales of Fairmont presented the Grantham family with 200 hours or four months use of a brand new John Deere tractor.