Crossroads Family Farms was rewarded Environment Certification by Validus Ventures LLC for our commitment to environmental cropland stewardship.The Environmental Certification program focuses on five key areas: water quality, soil quality, plants, wildlife and energy use.The audit involves maintaining or  improving soil productivity and  water quality, improving wildlife habitats, controlling noxious  weeds, reducing energy inputs, restricting access to fuel, pesticides and fertilizer storage, improving energy conservation and improving security of  storage grain.We chose to participate in objective,third- party  certification program to confirm we are implementing production practices that protect the environment and preserve the land.In addition, Crossroads Family Farms received certification for On Farm Security: the Validus audit reviewed our crop, fuel, fertilizer and pesticide storage and practices as well as our equipment and identity-preserved crops.