Roger Westwood of Circleville has been selected Piute County's Conservation Farmer of the Year by the Piute Soil Conservation District.

The award recipient, who operates a dairy and farms in the Circleville area, recently completed a land leveling and ditch lining project to increase irrigation efficiency. He has worked on other conservation practices through the years and has served on the Piute Soil Conservation District board.The award program was instituted to focus attention on the careful stewardship of resources and to recognize those whose daily efforts provide sustenance, said Alton Sudweeks, board president.