Iowa's Center for Agricultural Safety and Health is accepting nominations for its sixth annual Agricultural Safety and Health Hall of Fame Award. The award recognizes Iowans who have made substantial and long-term contributions to the health and safety of the state's agricultural community.
The nomination deadline is July 1, 2007. All Iowans or organizations in the public or private sector are eligible for the award. Nominees should have contributed in a leadership role to agricultural safety and health prevention through promotion or awareness activities for five or more years. Areas of outstanding merit can include, but are not limited to, prevention, education, program evaluation, policy education, policy development and organizational infrastructures.
The recipient will receive a $100 cash award at a ceremony to be held during the Iowa State Fair in August.
Last year's award winner was Charlotte Halverson of Dubuque. Halverson is the rural health training coordinator at the National Educational Center for Ag Safety and Rural Health in Peosta, Iowa and parish health coordinator at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque.
Criteria needs to be met to be eligible
Award entries must include: the nominator's and nominee's contact information; a one- to two-page statement from the nominator explaining why the nominee is an excellent candidate for the award and describing relevant contributions by the nominee; and two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the nominee's agricultural safety and health work. In addition, nominators are encouraged to include documentation that attests to the nominee's efforts, such as newspaper articles, newsletters, or other printed media or evidence of public recognition.
The judging panel will be a group of health and agricultural leaders with expertise in agricultural safety and health issues particular to Iowa.
Nomination forms and additional award information are available at www.public-health.uiowa.edu/icash/, or contact Eileen Fisher, associate director of I-CASH, at 319-335-4224 or mail to:mailto: [email protected].
To submit nomination entries, send materials to Fisher by e-mail at the address above or by fax at 319-335-4225 or by standard mail to: I-CASH Hall of Fame Award, Attn: Eileen Fisher, 100 Oakdale Campus 124 IREH, the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-5000.
I-CASH is headquartered at the UI College of Public Health and is a joint venture of the UI, Iowa State University, the Iowa Department of Public Health, and the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. The I-CASH motto is: "Helping Farmers Stay Alive and Well."