The Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is now open for nominations for 2022

Vermont Business Magazine Nominations are now open for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame through www.VTAgHallOfFame.org. Nominations will be accepted in three categories: Emerging Leaders, Ag Innovators, and The Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, March 11, 2022 at 5 PM.

This year the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame celebrates 20 years honoring farmers, producers, and people who are dedicated to supporting Vermont’s working scene. Anyone is invited to submit a nomination.

Who is eligible for nomination? Anyone who contributes significantly to agriculture in Vermont – whether they own a farm, work on a farm, or provide direct support. Individuals, partners, families, and gatherings—including members of the farmworker community—are candidates, all of whom are vital to growing Vermont’s food, fiber, and fuel. The Organizing Committee of the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame encourages nominations from black, indigenous people, and people of color.

Volunteers will be honored at the annual luncheon hosted by the Champlain Valley Fair that celebrates its 100th anniversaryy general!

The three categories are defined as:
Emerging leader: This category highlights those progressing to become the next generation of agricultural leaders in Vermont. At age 40 or younger (born after June 1, 1982), these individuals demonstrate a deep commitment to Vermont’s work scene and are ready to lead our Ag community into the future. They are remarkable for their service, youthful energy, and dedication to Vermont farming.

Ag Innovator: Those considered for this category demonstrated a fresh and forward-looking approach to farming. They have made or are making a significant positive impact on Vermont, in areas such as: developing the local economy, strengthening stewardship and conservation, improving community health and nutrition, developing new tools and practices, and using alternative business and land ownership models. They are known for their unique perspective and unconventional approach. (Age is not a factor taken into account in this category.)

Lifetime Achievements: This category recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement, improvement or development of agriculture in Vermont over the course of their long careers. Candidates must have played an active role in agriculture in Vermont for at least thirty years.

To nominate an AG Leader for the 2022 Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame, you can do so electronically or by downloading a printable form at www.vtagalloffame.org.

Thanks for sponsoring our introduction!
About Champlain Valley Fair
The Champlain Valley Exposition is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to serve the residents of Vermont and the region by promoting agriculture, education, the arts, culture, business, and leisure activities. Since 2002, the fair has hosted the Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame, which honors those who have made or are making a significant contribution to our beautiful country.

Essex Junction, VT – Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame

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