Tallahassee, Fla. — Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) have launched 2021 Woman of the Year in Agriculture award.
Since 1985, FDACS has recognized women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture, honoring them with the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award.
This award, sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in conjunction with the Florida State Fair Authority, is presented to the recipient during the Florida State Fair in Tampa.
Recipients of the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award have come from all parts of the industry, including cattle, vegetables, timber, citrus, row crops, equine, horticulture, tropical fruits, sugar cane, dairy, agricultural journalism, and agricultural education and outreach.
In 2001, the award program was enhanced to help heighten awareness about the women who have helped make Florida agriculture into the important industry that it is today.
Since then, a documentary video about each new recipient has been shown during the award ceremony, and a booklet outlining her contributions to agriculture has been distributed to those in attendance.
- Must be at least 25 years of age.
- Must be active in the agriculture industry and have resided in the state of Florida for the past 10 consecutive years.
- Must have at least 10 years of experience in the agriculture industry.
- Must have served her community in some professional and/or civic capacity.
- Must have made some unique or outstanding contribution to the agriculture industry.
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