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News and Reports > A.C.E. Pilot Program Announced

A.C.E. Pilot ProgramThe Mississippi Glyphosate Stewardship Coalition announces a new program that recognizes aerial applicators who demonstrate the highest level of environmental stewardship. Recipients of this annual award will receive a 4’ x 8’ sign for their place of business, a plaque, media recognition, and a cash gift. All members of the Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association who are licensed in the State of Mississippi and do not have any proven drift violations in the past 24 months may qualify for the award.

Pilots who choose to participate in this program will submit to an annual evaluation by filling out a simple questionnaire. While the questionnaire will be relatively simple, it will ultimately determine the level of voluntary stewardship exhibited by the pilot. The highest ranking pilots will then be more thoroughly evaluated by the Mississippi Glyphosate Stewardship Coalition before winners are announced this fall. The finishing touches are being put on the questionnaire and will be mailed out to all licensed pilots in the next 60 days.

Program Partners and Sponsors:

  • Agricultural Aviation Board of Mississippi
  • Crop Life
  • Delta Council
  • Delta F.A.R.M.
  • Mississippi Agricultural Aviation Association
  • Mississippi Agricultural Industry Council
  • Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation
  • MDAC Bureau of Plant Industry
  • Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality
  • Monsanto
  • Southern Crop Protection Association
  • Syngenta
  • USDA-ARS Application Technology Research Unit
  • U. S. Environmental Protection Agency