Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 8, 2014

Nominees sought for Oklahoma agriculture award
Published: January 8, 2014
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Agriculture nominations sought

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is accepting nominations for the Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture through Feb. 7. The award winner will be inducted into the Oklahoma Agricultural Hall of Fame at the agency headquarters in Oklahoma City. Examples of eligible agriculture enterprises are: livestock and crop production, agribusiness, forestry, horticulture and nursery management. In addition to considering the nominee's production agriculture involvement, the application also recognizes leadership in agricultural and state organizations as well as additional awards and honors. The winner will be someone with at least 25 years in agriculture who derives the bulk of his or her income from agriculture or has retired from an agricultural enterprise. “The Governor's Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture gives us the opportunity to recognize those individuals who have made a positive and lasting impact on agriculture in our state,” Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese said. The deadline for all nominations is 5 p.m. Feb. 7. The recipient will be selected by a committee of representatives from agricultural commodity organizations and farm and ranch organizations. For more information, call Jason Harvey at 522-5563. The nomination form can be found at www.ag.ok.gov/odaff-halloffame.htm.

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