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Updated: 07/16/2014 08:00:05AM

Applications for Woman of the Year being accepted

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The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services wants your nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award.

Since 1985, this award has recognized 30 women who have made a significant contribution to Florida agriculture. 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.

The 2013 Woman of the Year in Agriculture, Lynetta Usher Griner, was recognized for her contributions to forestry, environmental stewardship and wildlife conservation. Griner was the first female elected as president of the Florida Forestry Association.

Nominees for the award must be at least 25 years of age, be active in the agriculture industry and have resided in the state of Florida for the past 10 consecutive years. In addition, she must serve her community in some professional or civic capacity and have made some unique or outstanding contribution to the agriculture industry.

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award is Aug. 15. The recipient will be honored at next year’s Florida State Fair in Tampa.

For information about the program or to download the 2014 nomination application, visit http://www.fresh

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