By KELLY L. HECKAMAN
Extension Educator, Purdue Extension Kosciusko County
Purdue Extension’s Women in Agriculture committee is now accepting nominations for the organization’s top awards through Friday, May 1.
Awards each for leadership and achievement will be given during the 2015 Indiana State Fair in August to women who are leaders and innovators in the Indiana agricultural industry.
Nominees for the achievement award must be an essential part of their family business or personal farm business. Leadership Award nominees hold leadership roles in agriculture such as educational, veterinarian, service, nonprofit or corporate positions.
“It’s an honor to recognize the extraordinary women of Indiana’s ag industry,” said Danica Kirkpatrick, Women in Agriculture Awards co-chair and engagement program manager for Purdue Agriculture. “Not only are our previous winners respected and revered by their colleagues, but they also inspire the next generation of young women in agriculture.”
Women may nominate themselves or others who reside in Indiana and are not currently employed by Purdue. Nominators must submit the nomination form found at http://bit.ly/1aXEvJZ to Kirkpatrick at [email protected].