W.Va. – The
West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is looking for outstanding women
in their “field.” Nominations for the 2017 West Virginia Women in Agriculture
awards are open through June 1. Induction is granted to women who have made
significant contributions to the establishment, development, advancement or
improvement of West Virginia agriculture, forestry or specialty crops.
“Now more than ever, women are pursuing
opportunities in agriculture at a higher rate than their male counterparts. From traditional livestock operations, to floriculture,
agribusiness, agritourism and specialty crop operations, women are strongly
leading in many emerging agricultural fields. This is a chance to honor their
hard work, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation," said Commissioner of
Agriculture Kent Leonhardt.
The women selected will be honored by
Commissioner Leonhardt during a ceremony at the State Fair of West Virginia in
Completed applications must be returned no
later than June 1 to Cindy Shreve, WV Department of Agriculture, 60B Moorefield
Industrial Park Rd., Moorefield, WV
26836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crescent Gallagher, Communications Director email@example.com, 304-558-3708 or 304-380-3922