Essex Junction, VT – Nominations are now open for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame through www.VTAgHallOfFame.org. Nominations will be accepted in three categories: Emerging Leaders, Ag Innovators, and The Lifetime Achievement Award. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, March 17th, 2023 at 5:00 PM.
This year the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame celebrates over 20 years of honoring farmers, producers and people dedicated to supporting Vermont’s working landscape by growing Vermont’s food, fiber and fuel. Anyone is invited to submit a nomination.
Any persons who has or is significantly contributing to farming in Vermont – whether they own or work on a farm or provide direct support, is eligible for nomination. Individuals, partners, families and collectives – including members of the farmworker community – are candidates and will be considered. The Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame organizing committee encourages nominations from and of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.
Inductees will be honored at the annual luncheon hosted during the Champlain Valley Fair in late summer.
The three categories are as defined:
Emerging Leader: This category highlights those who are stepping up to become the next generation of agricultural leaders in Vermont. Age 40 or younger (born after June 1, 1983), these individuals demonstrate a deep commitment to Vermont’s working landscape and are poised to lead our Ag community into the future. They are remarkable for their service, youthful energy, and dedication to Vermont agriculture.
Ag Innovator: Those in consideration for this category have demonstrated a fresh and forward-thinking approach to agriculture. They are making or have made a significant, positive impact on Vermont, in areas such as but not limited to: growing the local economy, promoting stewardship and conservation, improving community health and nutrition, developing new tools and practices, and using alternative models in business and land ownership. They are notable for their unique perspective and unconventional approach. (Age is not a factor for consideration in this category.)
Lifetime Achievement: This category recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement, improvement, or development of Vermont agriculture over the course of their long career. Nominees shall have played an active role in Vermont agriculture for at least thirty years.
To nominate an ag leader for the 2023 Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame, you can do so electronically or by downloading a printable form via www.vtaghalloffame.org.
Nominations will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, March 17th 2023.
You can nominate an ag leader for the 2023 Vermont Ag Hall of Fame by clicking the box below.