The Office of Lt. Governor Becky Skillman is currently accepting nominations for the annual AgriVision Award. Now in its sixth year, the award is given to a Hoosier who has demonstrated exemplary leadership to maximize the potential of Indiana agriculture. It will be presented by the Lt. Governor at the Indiana State Fair on Farmer’s Day, Wednesday, August 15, 2012.
The AgriVision award is open to any current Indiana resident and all sectors of agriculture – from bioenergy to livestock to trade. It was specifically created to honor an individual who has reshaped Indiana’s agriculture through innovative or technological advances or through new business methods.
“This award allows us to demonstrate how much we appreciate our leaders in agriculture who demonstrate vision and the perseverance to create new and exciting opportunities,” said Lt. Governor Skillman, Secretary of Agriculture. “This type of leadership deserves to be recognized because only that level of commitment will continue to grow agriculture in Indiana and ensure our state’s position on a global level.”
Click here for an AgriVision application which is due July 1, 2012.
Previous AgriVision Award winners:
2011 – Dr. Vic Lechtenberg, vice provost for engagement and former dean of agriculture of Purdue University
2010 – JoAnn Brouillette, managing partner and president of Demeter LP
2009 – Brian Reichart, president and chief executive officer of Red Gold, John Swisher, founder, chief executive officer and chairman of JBS United
2008 – Charles “Shorty” Whittington, president and chief executive officer of Grammer Industries, Inc.
2007 – Lawrence “Sonny” Beck, president of Beck’s Superior Hybrids