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Deadline to Apply for Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture Set for February 22

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 12:48:53 CST

Deadline to Apply for Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture Set for February 22 Oklahoma has a rich agricultural history thanks to dedicated farmers. In 1998, the Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture was created to recognize those who have helped lead the industry while demonstrating exemplary personal values and pursuing agricultural achievements in Oklahoma. The individual, by receiving the award, is inducted into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame.

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry (ODAFF) is accepting nominations through Feb. 22.

The award winner will be announced at a recognition ceremony on April 2, 2019, at the state Capitol as part of the stateís annual Oklahoma Ag Day celebration.

Examples of eligible agricultural enterprises for the Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture nominees are: livestock and crop production, agribusiness, forestry, horticulture and nursery management. In addition to considering the nomineeís production agriculture involvement, the application also recognizes leadership in agricultural and state organizations as well as additional awards and honors. The winner will be someone with at least 25 years in agriculture who derives the bulk of his or her income from agriculture or has retired from an agricultural enterprise.

Previous award-winners have represented different areas of Oklahoma as well as a variety of agricultural groups and commodities. Past recipients have guided their families and communities to success by excelling as dairymen, cattle ranchers, pork producers, wheat farmers, conservationists and educators. Uniting previous Hall of Fame inductees is their service to their communities in addition to their contribution to the agricultural industry.

The Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture is an opportunity to recognize those individuals who have made a positive and lasting impact on agriculture in our state.

The deadline for all nominations is 5 p.m., Feb. 22. The recipient will be selected by a committee of representatives from agricultural commodity organizations and farm and ranch organizations. Any questions regarding the nomination procedure or completion of the official nomination form can be directed to Jason Harvey at (405) 606-1477. The nomination forms and bios of previous recipients of the Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture can be found at www.ag.ok.gov/odaff-halloffame.htm .

Previous award-winners of the Governorís Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture:

S.F. "Pamp" Howe-1998
Alvin "Buck" Clements-1999
George W. Stone-2000
Erwin R. Duerksen-2001
Henry Jo Von Tungeln-2002
Paul Jackson-2003
Ralph Chain-2004
Tom Gilliam-2005
Murray Williams-2006
L. E. Castle-2007
Paul Hitch-2008
Elmore Bathurst-2009
Lew Meibergen-2010
Wayne Krehbiel-2011
Jack Givens-2012
John Hughes-2013
Rodd Moesel-2014
Joe Mayer-2015
Dr. Clint Roush-2016
Virgil Jurgensmeyer-2017
Keith Kisling-2018

Source - Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry



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