Nomination period open for America's Farmers Mom of the Year

Nomination period open for America's Farmers Mom of the Year

Nominations period extended two days through 11:59 p.m. March 31 and five regional winners will be announced at the end of April.

Updated: Deadline extended

Know a farm mom who goes above and beyond? Nominate her for the 2016 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest.

“This is the seventh year we’ve held the America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest and each year we are introduced to the most phenomenal women,” says Tracy Mueller, Monsanto corporate brand communications manager. “We read every nomination and their stories are powerful, encouraging and hopeful. These women inspire us, and we’re proud, humbled and excited to share their stories with the rest of the country.”

From left: Megan Seibel, 2015 Southeast Farm Mom; Shelly Boshart Davis, 2015 National Farm Mom of the Year and Northwest Farm Mom; Sara Ross, 2015 Midwest Farm Mom; Shelley Heinrich, 2015 Southwest Farm Mom; and Amy Kelsay, 2015 Northeast Farm Mom. (Photo: Monsanto)

The nominations period has been extended to March 31. Anyone can enter their favorite farm mom, whether it’s their mom, sister, aunt, daughter, friend or community member. Visit AmericasFarmers.com during the nomination period, click on "Farm Mom" under the "Community Outreach" section and describe in 300 words or less how the nominated farm mom contributes to her family, farm, community and the agriculture industry.

A panel of judges from American Agri-Women will review nominations and help Monsanto select five regional winners.

“So many women, particularly in agriculture, just focus on what needs to get done, and they do it – no matter what challenges or adversities they may be facing,” says Donnell Scott, vice president of education for American Agri-Women. “They don’t do it to get credit or attention. These women have a ‘get it done’ attitude and love what they do and who they do it for. We love reading about their efforts and are proud to help acknowledge their hard work and contributions.”

The five regional winners will be announced at the end of April, and each winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Profiles of the winners will then be posted to AmericasFarmers.com, where the public can vote for one national farm mom winner. Announced just prior to Mother’s Day, the national winner will receive an additional $5,000 cash prize above and beyond her regional prize, for a total of $10,000.

For more information on the program or for complete eligibility requirements and official contest rules visit AmericasFarmers.com. Interested parties may also send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America's Farmers Mom of the Year, Attn: Sue Dillon, 349 Marshall Ave., Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Source: Monsanto

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