The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is looking for nominations for its 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture award.
Since 1985, this award has recognized 30 women who have made a significant contribution to Florida agriculture, according to a release. Recipients of the award have come from all parts of the industry, including cattle, vegetables, timber, citrus, row crops, equine, horticulture, tropical fruits, sugar cane, dairy, agricultural journalism, and agricultural education and outreach.
Last year’s award went to Lynetta Usher Griner, who was recognized for her contributions to forestry, environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation. She was the first woman elected president of the Florida Forestry Association.
Nominees must be at least 25 and be active in the agriculture industry. They also need to have been a state resident without a break since 2004.
A possible candidate is one who serves her community in some professional or civic capacity, and has made some unique and outstanding contribution to the agriculture industry.
The deadline to submit for the award is Aug. 15, with the winner announced at next year’s Florida State Fair in Tampa.
For more information, or to download a nomination application, visit tinyurl.com/AgWoman2014.