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ODAFF Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture
The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food & Forestry (ODAFF), in collaboration with Oklahoma State University, is continuing to recognize Significant Women in Oklahoma Agriculture. The initiative is designed to honor and recognize numerous women in agriculture across all 77 counties of the state, from all aspects and areas of the industry ranging from producers to educators, leaders to entrepreneurs, veterinarians to board members and many more. “Our hope is to tell the stories of the countless women who give selflessly to this industry but don’t always receive an award,” said Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese. “We want to find the hidden inspirational women and give them the recognition they deserve. Giving one woman of the year award is great, but it leaves out so many other worthy women.”

One honoree will be selected each week and recognized on ODAFF’s social media with a detailed biography and her “ag story.” Additionally, a press release acknowledging her selection will be submitted to area newspapers. The benefit of using social media for recognition is that it is accessible to most everyone and allows the archives to be accessed long after they were published. “We encourage everyone to submit a nomination,” said Secretary Reese, “Whether that is nominating yourself or someone you know.”

If you’d like to preview the questions view the pdf of the survey here . All nominations must be submitted online here. Please submit nominations by September 30. A selection committee will continue the process of identifying nominees to be recognized as Oklahoma’s Significant Women in Agriculture.

For more information, contact Betty Thompson, betty.thompson@ag.ok.gov, 405-208-2850.

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The Oklahoma Statewide Women in Agriculture and Small Business Conference is scheduled for August 3-4, 2017 in Oklahoma City. Additional information can be found under the Statewide Conference tab.

 

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