Monsanto's search for America's Farmers Mom of the Year is back for a fourth year to acknowledge the contributions of more than a million female farm operators in the United States.
Anyone can nominate his or her favorite farm mom by visiting AmericasFarmers.com before April 23 and submitting a brief essay explaining how she contributes to her family, farm, community and agriculture.
One regional winner will be selected by a panel of judges from American Agri-Women and Monsanto for each of the contest's five regions. Profiles of the regional winners will be posted to AmericasFarmers.com, where online voting will determine the national winner, to be announced on Mother's Day. Each regional winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize from Monsanto; the national winner will receive an additional $5,000 cash prize.
"The America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest is one small tribute to the amazing women who balance the responsibilities of family, home and farm, often while volunteering or working in their community and promoting agriculture as well," says Lisa Safarian, U.S. row crops lead, Monsanto.
Last year the America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest received more than 900 nominations from 45 states. Five regional winners were selected, and online voting on AmericasFarmers.
com selected Debbie Lyons-Blythe, a rancher from White City, Kan., as the national 2012 America's Farmers Mom of the Year winner.
"If you've ever lived in an agricultural community, your life was likely enhanced by a hardworking, humble farm mom," Safarian said. "This is a great opportunity to say 'thank you' to that special woman, just in time for Mother's Day."
Complete eligibility requirements and official rules for America's Farmers Mom of the Year can be obtained online at www.AmericasFarmers.com or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America's Farmers Mom of the Year, Attn: Nancy Hallahan, 914 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102.blog comments powered by Disqus