nominate a young farmer!

posted May 20, 2008

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for Glynwood Center’s 6th Annual National Harvest Awards!
 
The Harvest Awards honor individuals, organizations, and businesses across the United States that do an exceptional job of supporting sustainable agriculture and regional food systems.  Do you know visionary farmers who not only raise amazing food but have also developed innovations in growing, marketing, and collaborating with their community in new and exciting ways? Are there inventive individuals, organizations or businesses in your community who are developing cutting-edge models to connect people and sustainable, regionally-produced food?
 
Please help us recognize outstanding work from around the country by nominating someone whose work you admire. This year’s categories include:
  • Farmer Award
  • Connecting Communities, Farmers, and Food Award
  • Wave of the Future Award
  • Good Food for Health Award

 

Please vist our website www.glynwood.org for nomination details and to make an electronic submission.  To receive nomination forms via snail mail, please contact Kim Vargo at kvargo@glynwood.org or (845) 265-3338 ext. 131.  Additional information about Glynwood Center and past Harvest Award winners can also be found on our website.  Nominations must be postmarked or emailed no later than July 21, 2008.

 

While we’re on the topic of young farmer visionaries, we want to give a big shout out to Simon Huntley, farmer/founder of Small Farm Central.  Check him out.  He’ll help expand your capabilites to farm the web and entice customers, new and old, with the greatest of ease. 

 

And last but not least, for burgeoning young farmers out there in the West who are looking for funding, check out the Western Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program through Utah State University… they are offering grants for farmers, research and education, professional development, etc.  For more on this visit http://wsare.usu.edu/.