Time Is Running Out To Nominate The Next "Farm Mom Of The Year"
Visit AmericasFarmers.com to nominate your favorite farm mom by April 23
ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2013
ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The nomination window for Monsanto's
America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest will soon close, but there's still a
little time left to nominate a farm mom for the chance to win the national
"Farm Mom of the Year" title and up to $10,000 in prize money.
To nominate, visit AmericasFarmers.com by April 23 and explain in 300 words or
fewer how your favorite farm mom contributes to her family, farm, community
and the agricultural industry. The American Agri-Women will lead the judging
process to select five regional winners by May 1. Online voting on
AmericasFarmers.com will then determine one national winner, to be announced
on Mother's Day. All five regional winners will receive $5,000 from Monsanto;
the national winner will win an additional $5,000.
"We've already seen outstanding nominations for all types of farm moms, each
with a unique story and a passion for agriculture," says Kris Zilliox of the
American Agri-Women. "From California to Maine, it's clear that farm moms
across this country enhance the lives of their family, friends and neighbors.
Whittling the submissions down to just five winners will be no small feat!"
"More than 30 percent of farm operators in this country are female, and this
annual contest is one small way that Monsanto can honor them and applaud them
for growing our crops, our economy and our way of life," says Lisa Safarian,
U.S. Row Crops Lead, Monsanto. "Like everyone else, I'm looking forward to
celebrating this year's regional winners when they are announced in early May.
If there's a special farm mom in your life, I urge you to nominate her right
Complete eligibility requirements and official rules for America's Farmers Mom
of the Year can be obtained online at 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.
America's Farmers Mom of the Year is an element of Monsanto's America's
Farmers program, an advocacy effort promoting, recognizing and supporting U.S.
farmers through communications, awards and special programs that highlight the
importance of agriculture.
"My favorite part of being the Farm Mom of the Year was the opportunity to
spotlight other farm moms," says 2012 National Farm Mom of the Year Debbie
Lyons-Blythe. "I encourage everyone to take a moment; write an essay; and
nominate your mother, grandmother, or a special person in your life."
About Monsanto Company
Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions
and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.
Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers
to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural
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About American Agri-Women
American Agri-Women (AAW) is a national coalition of more than 40,000 farm,
ranch and agribusiness women, representing 60 state and commodity affiliates.
To learn more about AAW, please visit: www.americanagriwomen.org. Follow
American Agri-Women on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/Women4Ag and like AAW on
Facebook® at www.facebook.com/AgriWomen.
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