MSU seeks nominations for 2012 outstanding agricultural leaders |

MSU seeks nominations for 2012 outstanding agricultural leaders

BOZEMAN – Montana State University’s College of Agriculture is seeking nominations for outstanding agricultural leaders to honor during its “2012 Celebrate Agriculture!!” event Oct. 26-27.

The college has recognized outstanding agricultural leaders each fall during Agriculture Appreciation Weekend. The name was changed this year to better encapsulate the events planned, said Jeff Jacobsen, dean of the College of Agriculture and director of the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station.

“The weekend is all about sharing ideas and generating relationships,” Jacobsen said.

The College of Agriculture annually presents its Outstanding Agricultural Leaders awards to those who have exhibited outstanding leadership in Montana public service, as an agricultural producer, industry advocate, agri-business leader, or as a friend of agriculture.

The deadline for nominations is Sept. 15. Nominees not selected will be reconsidered the following year. Applications should be updated with current information. Successful award applicants will be:

• Well respected in their agricultural community,

• actively involved in the agriculture industry with accomplishments that impact many,

• an industry leader, or an upcoming, active and innovative producer, or have a lifetime of achievement in agriculture.

Current employees of MSU, the state or federal government will not be considered except under the friend of agriculture category. Past MSU, state or federal employees need to have been retired for a minimum of two years and shown service above and beyond their job requirements to be considered.

Download nomination forms at: For more information contact Lisa Duffey at or call 406-994-3683. Forms should be received at 202 Linfield Hall, MSU, Bozeman, 59717 by Sept. 15.

– MSU news service