Moesel to Receive Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in AgricultureThu, 20 Mar 2014 10:06:12 CDT
The Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture will be presented during a special ceremony on March 26, 2014, to Rodd Moesel of Oklahoma City. Moesel will be the 17th Oklahoman to be inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry.A native of Oklahoma City, Moesel is the President and co-owner of American Plant Products and Services Inc. American Plant Products and Services Inc. is a wholesale company that raises foliage plants and sells greenhouse structures, equipment and supplies. His knowledge of the horticulture industry is well respected throughout the state and nation and has allowed him to contribute to a variety of agriculture organizations at both the state and national level.
Moesel is extremely well-respected by his peers who have seen his dedication to the industry and to Oklahoma agriculture thrive over his lifetime. From his initial participation in the 4-H program as a youth where he took to heart the motto "to make the best better", Moesel has given selflessly of his time to serve on numerous boards and committees over the past 40 years. A few of these boards include the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board, the Oklahoma State 4-H Foundation and the Council for Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching (CARET). Moesel is also a graduate of the Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program -Class V and Leadership Oklahoma- Class III.Moesel has been recognized with a multitude of other awards including the Green Industry Professional of the Year award from the Oklahoma Nursery and Landscape Association in 2013, the State Alumni Award from the Oklahoma 4-H Program in 2007, the State Distinguished Service Award from the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association in 1996, the Oklahoma State Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration in 1991, and the Oklahoma Master Florist Award from the Oklahoma State Florist Association in 1991.
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry looks forward to recognizing Rodd Moesel for his outstanding contributions to Oklahoma agriculture on March 26, 2014. The special ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be held in the Blue Room of the State Capitol in Oklahoma City. The public is invited to attend.
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