2017 Outstanding Agricultural Mentor Award
In Its Fifteenth Year

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2017 Outstanding Agricultural Mentor Award In Its Fifteenth Year

Nominations are being sought for the 2017 Outstanding Agricultural Mentor Award.  The Outstanding Agricultural Mentor Award is in its fourteenth year and recognizes people in agriculture who have been positive mentors and role models for people in agricultural fields, especially women.  Mentors play an integral role in the development of our agricultural leaders and they often go unheralded. Minnesota District 11 Agri-Women formally recognizes the excellent work of these mentors during their annual Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference. Please assist us in recognizing these outstanding mentors by nominating a mentor that has made an impact for agriculturalists.
The Outstanding Agricultural Mentor Awards will be presented during the luncheon at the 19th Annual Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference, Agriculture 2017: Embracing Innovation on April 12, 2017 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, Minnesota.    
Anyone may nominate a mentor to receive this award.  You do not have to be in a formal mentoring program to make a nomination.  Mentors can be of any age or gender and need to have influenced somebody in the field of agriculture. Although this award is coordinated by Minnesota District 11 Agri-Women, mentors or their nominators need not be affiliated with the Agri-Women organization, nor is affiliation considered criteria for evaluation.
Applications are due March 9, 2017 and may be found on the Women’s Agricultural Leadership Conference Agriculture 2017: Embracing Innovation conference web site at www.womensagleadership.org or by e-mailing Emily Wilmes at krek0033@umn.edu.

 Past Mentoring Award winners include:
Carol Abrahamzon
Leah Addington
Susan Anderson
Jim Boerboom
Dr. Michael Boland
Mary Buschette
Tim Claus
Dr. Dale Dahl
Steve Dille
Shirley Doering
Sarah Dornink
Yvonne Erickson
Terri Fast
Annette & Kay Fernholz

Amy Gales
Claudine Goodrich
Mary Hanks
Margaret Hart
Gene Hugoson
Paul Hugunin
Jerry & Linda Jennissen

Robin Kinney
Marie LeFebvre
Kim Lippert
Will Marsh
Robert Marzolf
Sheryl Meshke
Becky Meyer
Michael Miron
Former Lieutenant Governor Carol Molnau
Doris Mold
Natasha Mortenson
Sherry Newell-Opitz
Melissa Norby
Mary Ellen Otremba
Barb Overlie
Barb Piehl
Steve Pooch
Bernie Quist
Lavyne Rada
Juanita Reed-Boniface
Kris Schmitt
Dr. Michael Schmidt
Yvonne Simon

Jim Stordahl
Linda Tank
Julie Tesch
Tamia Trulson
Donna Ulseth
Susan VonBank
Cliff Vrieze
Don Wick
Stephanie Wohlhuter
Louise Worm
Pat Yeagle

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