The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is accepting nominations through March 1 for the Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award and the Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards.
The Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award annually recognizes the achievements of women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. The Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards are presented annually, spotlighting environmentally innovative growers and ranchers who share a commitment to protecting Florida’s resources while continuing to produce agricultural goods.
“I encourage everyone to nominate deserving individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to agriculture. Their dedication, innovation and unwavering commitment deserve recognition,” Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson said.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR IN AGRICULTURE AWARD
Since 1985, women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture have been honored with the Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award. This award is sponsored by FDACS in conjunction with the Florida State Fair Authority. It is presented annually 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.
Nomination forms for the Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award can be obtained and submitted here or by downloading the nomination form and mailing the completed form.
AGRICULTURAL-ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
The Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards have been presented annually since 1994. The program spotlights the environmentally innovative farming practices of the state’s growers and ranchers. Award recipients come from different parts of Florida’s agricultural industry, but they all share a commitment to protect and preserve Florida’s resources while continuing to provide agricultural products for society. Nomination forms for the Agricultural-Environmental Leadership Awards can be obtained and submitted here or by downloading the nomination form and mailing the completed form.
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