ANNAPOLIS — The deadline for nominating farmers and farm families for the Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame has been extended to Aug. 31 to give Maryland residents more time to prepare nominations.
The hall honors the leaders of Maryland’s thriving agricultural community and pays tribute to those who have dedicated their lives to Maryland agriculture.
Any farm family that derives its income principally from farming is eligible for the award. Since 1991, when the Hall of Fame was established, 42 farm families from 22 counties have been honored for their high standards of conduct; personal values; contributions to their community; and performance, leadership, innovation and achievement in agriculture.
Nomination forms are available from the Maryland Department of Agriculture or local cooperative Extension offices, which serve as local nominating committee coordinators. Applicants must work with their county Extension office in preparing the application.