John G. Tilton III was recently honored as 2012 Outstanding Louisiana Master Farmer at the annual meeting of the Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts in Baton Rouge. Mr. Tilton farms in West Baton Rouge Parish. He was cited for his exemplary environmental stewardship practices in the production of beef cattle and forage. In addition to his agricultural operation, Mr. Tilton serves in leadership roles in several agricultural, conservation and civic organizaions. As honoree, he recieved a plaque from the La. Master Farmer Program and a cash prize from Louisiana Land Bank and the Gowan Company.