I am proud to say that it has been a great honor to receive these recognition’s over the past years which hold as testaments to who I am as a person. As a husband and proud father, I owe debts of gratitude to my wife Kathy and three sons who have helped me along the way in being able to achieve these accolades.
“It isn’t about what I have done or future endeavors, it is about what I am leaving for future generations to come through all that I have learned…” – Jim Drew
1999- Regional Tree Farmer of the Year: State of Missouri
1999- Forest Conservationist of the Year: awarded by the Conservation Federation of Missouri
2001- Missouri State Tree Farmer of the Year
2001- National Wild Turkey Woodlands Award: Working for excellence in improving Wild Turkey habitat. National Award given by the National Wild Turkey Federation
2002- Land Steward Of The Year: awarded by the State of Missouri
2002-04 Northwest Region Land Owner Council: Missouri Department of Conservation
2004-05 State Chair for Missouri Tree Farmers
2009- Regional Tree Farmer of the Year: awarded by the Tree Farmers Association of Missouri
Multiple NRCS, Tree Farm, Walnut Council field days held at Drew Farms.
Yearly Boy Scouts of America retreats held at Drew Farms: over 100 Boy Scouts gain experience to earn merit badges annually.