PALMETTO -- Nominations for Manatee County Outstanding Agriculturalist and Agriculture Hall of Fame are currently being accepted. These recognitions honor those who have contributed to the success and growth of agriculture in Manatee County.
The Outstanding Agriculturalist must be a current member of our community and will be honored during the Kiwanis Club of Bradenton Farm City Week Luncheon on November 13, 2012. Nominees for the Manatee County Ag Hall of Fame may be living or deceased and will be honored at the Palmetto Historical Luncheon on November 14th.
Photos of both recipients will be placed in the Manatee County Agricultural Museum and Hall of Fame in Palmetto.
Nomination forms and award guidelines may be obtained by contacting Joann Larson at the Manatee County Extension Office at 722-4524, electronic version at manatee.ifas.ufl.edu, or stopping by our offices at 1303 17th St. West, Palmetto, FL.
Nominations must be submitted by close of business on August 31, 2012.
Farm City Week runs from November 12th through the 17th. For a full schedule of agricultural awareness events happening during this annual affair, visit manatee.ifas.ufl.edu or call 722-4524.
View our feature story and video on last year's Hall of Famer Faye Blackstone.