MSU College of Agriculture Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Leaders

BOZEMAN, Mont. (NMB) – Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking nominations for the Outstanding Agricultural Leader award, which will be presented during the annual Celebrate Agriculture Weekend November 12-13 at MSU.

The award recognizes individuals, families or businesses that have gone above and beyond for the Montana agricultural industry in the realms of public service, advocacy, production or business. Awardees will be honored during the Celebrate Ag breakfast event on November 13 ahead of the Bobcat football game against the University of Idaho Vandals.

The selection committee for the Outstanding Agricultural Leader award comprises past chairpersons of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station Advisory Council, the College of Agriculture’s Academic Advisory Committee and the college’s development board, as well as a current faculty member and a member of the College of Agriculture Student Advisory Council.

To be considered for the award, nominees must be well respected in their agricultural community with accomplishments that have wide impact; be an industry leader or an upcoming active innovative producer; and be actively involved in the agriculture industry.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, August 30th, and supporting letters of recommendation are highly encouraged. Nominators can fill out an online nomination form at Hard copies of the form can be requested by calling the College of Agriculture dean’s office at 406-994-3681.

The Celebrate Agriculture Weekend is an annual event to honor Montana’s agricultural legacy and current and future agricultural leaders, producers and students. Further details for the event will be posted to the Celebrate Agriculture website this summer.

Information courtesy of MSU-Extension

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