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MSU seeks nominations for outstanding agricultural leaders

June 20, 2014 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN–Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking nominations for outstanding agricultural leaders to honor during its 2014 Celebrate Agriculture event Nov. 7-8.

Interim Dean Glenn Duff said the event is a time for Montana agricultural stakeholders to come together.

“The event is not only a weekend to celebrate the state’s ag heritage, but it’s a chance for producers and partners to gather and share ideas, challenges and initiatives with the university,” Duff said. “Montana’s private producers are an essential support system to MSU.”

The College of Agriculture annually presents Outstanding Agricultural Leaders awards to those who have exhibited outstanding leadership in Montana public service, as an agricultural producer, industry advocate, agri-business leader, or as a friend of agriculture.

The deadline for nominations is Aug. 29. Nominees not selected will be reconsidered the following year. Applications should be updated with current information. Successful award applicants will be: well respected in their agricultural community; actively involved in the agriculture industry with accomplishments that impact many; an industry leader, or an upcoming, active and innovative producer; or have a lifetime of achievement in agriculture.

Current MSU, state, or federal employees, will not be considered except in the friend of agriculture category. Past MSU, state or federal employees need to have been retired for a minimum of two years, and shown service above and beyond their job requirements to be considered.

Download nomination forms at Forms should be received at 202 Linfield Hall, MSU, Bozeman, MT 59717 by Aug. 29.

Celebrate Agriculture is an opportunity to celebrate the heritage of Montana agriculture and the impact the Land Grant institution has on our communities, our state, and our world.

The event includes a breakfast, tours, model classes, current agricultural-related research and a visit with the dean. The Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics will be hosting an Outlook Conference, where keynote speakers discuss the state of agriculture in Montana. All events are free and open to the public. 

Contact: Susan Fraser at (406) 994-3683,