Florida seeks Woman of the Year in Ag nominations

07/14/2014 02:18:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

Florida Department of Agriclulture and Consumer ServicesThe Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is seeking nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture award.

Since 1985, the annual award has recognized 30 women who have made contributions to Florida agriculture.

Recipients 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, according to a news release.

The 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture, Lynetta Usher Griner, was recognized for her contributions to forestry, environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation.

She also was the first female elected as president of the Florida Forestry Association.

The winner will be honored at the 2015 Florida State Fair in Tampa.

Nominees for the award must be at least 25 years of age, be active in the agricultural industry and have lived in Florida for the past 10 consecutive years.

In addition, she must serve her community in a professional or civic capacity and have made unique or outstanding contributions to the agriculture industry.

The deadline to submit nominations for year's award is Aug. 15.

For more information, including a nomination form, visit Fresh from Florida.



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