Monsanto's search for America's Farmers Mom of the Year is back for 2012, along with a $10,000 grand prize.
Anyone can nominate their favorite farm mom by visiting AmericasFarmers.com by April 23 and submitting a 300-word essay explaining how she contributes to her family, farm, community and agriculture. Five regional winners will be selected by a panel of judges from American Agri-Women and Monsanto. Profiles of the regional winners will be posted to AmericasFarmers.com, where online voting will determine the national winner to be announced on Mother's Day. All regional winners will receive a $5,000 cash prize from Monsanto; the national winner will receive an additional $5,000.
"Monsanto is thrilled to recognize the nearly 1 million female farmers in the U.S. who help provide food and fiber for our growing global population while raising the next generation of American farmers," said Consuelo Madere, America's Farmers Mom of the Year spokesperson and Vice President, Monsanto Vegetable Seeds and Asia Business. "Mother's Day is the ideal time to reflect on all that farm moms do to enhance our lives at home, in our schools, on our farms, in our rural communities and beyond. It's an honor to pay tribute to these amazing American women."
Complete eligibility requirements and official rules for America's Farmers Mom of the Year can be obtained online at http://www.americasfarmers.com/
or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America's Farmers Mom of the Year, 914 Spruce Street, St. Louis, MO 63102.
America's Farmers Mom of the Year is an element of Monsanto's America's Farmers program, an advocacy effort promoting, recognizing and supporting U.S. farmers through communications, awards and special programs that highlight the importance of agriculture.
About American Agri-Women
American Agri-women (AAW) is a national coalition of more than 50,000 farm, ranch, and agribusiness women, representing state and commodity affiliates. "We are a force for truth, a reasoned, non-partisan voice for the agriculture community to the public."
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