Agriculture halls of fame accepting nominations

Jan 13, 2016

Virginia and Alberta looking for nominees

By Diego Flammini
Assistant Editor, International Content

The window to nominate people worthy of being in an agricultural hall of fame is open in parts of the United States.

In the U.S., nominees are being sought for the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame (WVAFHF).

The call to the hall is reserved for those who, through developments, advancements or improvements, have made West Virginia agriculture an integral part of their everyday lives.

Nominations are due by Feb. 16 and nomination forms can be found at a variety of locations or downloaded online.

The selected nominees will be officially inducted during the WVAFHF Enshrinee Recognition Dinner on July 16.

On the Canadian side of things, the Alberta Agriculture Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for their 2016 class.

Individuals who demonstrate leadership in farm, rural organizations and have dedicated their lives to improving agriculture on provincial, national and an international scale are eligible to be nominated.

Nomination forms must be submitted by Apr. 30 and the inductees will be recognized at a Hall of Fame awards ceremony in October.  

While West Virginia and Alberta search for nominees, Florida has decided on their individuals to be inducted during the Agricultural Hall of Fame Banquet on Feb. 9.

Florida’s class of 2016 is made of Thomas H. Braddock, Dr. Joseph C. Joyce, Bill Kempfer and Dr. Charles “Chip” F. Hinton.

Join the discussion and tell us who you would nominate to be inducted into the West Virginia or Alberta agriculture halls of fame. Or better yet, why should someone nominate you to be part of the hall?

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