Nominations for the Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award, sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) in conjunction with the Florida State Fair Authority, are now being accepted. All nominations must be submitted by Aug. 1. The award annually recognizes the achievements of women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture.
“The Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award is a celebration of the exceptional women who have contributed to the continued growth and success of Florida’s agriculture industry,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson. “I encourage everyone to nominate deserving individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to agriculture. Their dedication, innovation and unwavering commitment deserve recognition.”
Since 1985, the award has been presented to the recipient during the Florida State Fair in Tampa. Previous recipients of the award have come from all parts of the agriculture industry, including cattle, vegetables, timber, citrus, row crops, equine, horticulture, tropical fruits, sugar cane, dairy, agricultural journalism and agricultural education and outreach.
To be considered for the 2023 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 25 years old
- Be actively involved in the agriculture industry and have resided in the state of Florida for the past 10 consecutive years
- Possess a minimum of 10 years of experience in the agriculture industry
- Have demonstrated involvement in the community through professional and/or civic contributions
- Have made unique or outstanding contributions to the agriculture industry
Nomination forms for the Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award can be obtained and submitted online. Or you may download the nomination form here and mail a completed copy to Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Office of External Affairs, 400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0800.
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