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Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame nominations open


Do you know of someone who's helped support and guide Colorado's agriculture industry in an extraordinary way? Do you wish for a way to recognize that special person, to acknowledge a lifetime of achievement and experience that has helped mold our state's most vital industry?

If you know someone who fits that bill--who has played an outstanding role in keeping Colorado's agriculture industry and its allied businesses among the best in the nation--now is the time to consider nominating him or her for induction to the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. This award is Colorado's only state-wide award recognizing outstanding individuals from all facets of agriculture for their lifetime achievement. Nominations are due Oct. 15 to the Colorado FFA Foundation office.

Applications are available from the Colorado FFA Foundation and may be requested by calling 719-829-4483 or by downloading from the Foundation website, www.coloradoffafoundation.org. Other supporting information may include a résumé, previous awards, additional comments and letters of recommendation or support. As well, a summary of how the nominee has touched people or communities through his or her involvement in agriculture is required.

This year the Colorado FFA Foundation is launching the Rising Star award in conjunction with the Agriculture Hall of Fame. The Rising Star award recognizes the new generation of Colorado agriculturists. The Rising Star can be farmers, ranchers, or anyone involved in agriculture or agribusiness industries is between the ages of 35 and 50. The Rising Star will be elected by the members of the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame. Applications and details for the Rising Star award can be found at www.coloradoffafoundation.org.

Friends, peers and business associates will recognize one or more inductees during the Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet, Feb. 23, 2012, at the Renaissance Hotel, Denver. The 2011 inductees will join 71 other outstanding Colorado agriculturists who have been similarly honored since 1989. All Agriculture Hall of Fame inductees' portraits are displayed in the Colorado Department of Agriculture offices.

Take this opportunity to nominate that extraordinary individual--on behalf of yourself or your organization--whose unique contributions have helped shape Colorado's agriculture industry. Please call the Colorado FFA Foundation, 719-829-4483, or visit the Colorado FFA Foundation website for more information and nomination forms.

The Colorado FFA Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises funds to support the more than 4,800 FFA members in Colorado's 100 chapters. FFA is a national organization of 506,199 members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture.

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