Women in Denim Award Nominations Sought

Do you know a woman involved in agriculture who deserves this award?

Do you know a woman in agriculture who is an inspiration to those around her? Perhaps you know of a business or organization that exemplifies the spirit of Women in Denim. Nominations for Women in Denim's Inspiration Award and the Spirit of Women in Denim Award are being accepted for the January 2008 conference to be held in Storm Lake in northwest Iowa.

The Women in Denim Inspiration Award recognizes the contributions of an individual to her family, her community and the world of agriculture. Past winners have been women who have farmed locally for many years to nationally recognized heroines. The group is looking someone who impacts their community through their commitment and work in their neighborhoods or larger areas. The nominee can be a person who quietly works in agriculture or speaks to a national audience for example.

Fourth annual conference is Jan. 18-19

The Spirit of Women in Denim Award recognizes a company, organization, or individual that supports and acknowledges the contributions women make to rural life. A business or organization that supports women through educational opportunities, sponsorships or provides a commitment to women who live and work in agriculture would describe the winners of this award.

The awards will be presented at the fourth annual Women in Denim conference January 18 – 19, 2008, in Storm Lake, Iowa. The conference, designed for women involved in the agriculture industry, has grown from 125 attendees in its first year to more than 350 in 2007. The 2008 conference keynote speaker is Juli Burney of Nebraska.

Nominations must consist of a 500-word essay about the nominee and should include contact information for both the nominator and nominee. The nominations may be sent to Women in Denim, P.O. Box 38, Albert City, Iowa 50510 no later than Jan. 2, 2008.

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