B.A.R.N. Announces Excellence in Agriculture Awards
The Berks Agricultural Resource Network, BARN, is now seeking nominations for several award categories meant to acknowledge and encourage excellence in agriculture-related areas.
2023 Bountiful Berks Award to recognize individuals or groups, or a project, that have distinguished themselves by achieving and/or promoting best practices in agriculture or related businesses.
2023 Agriculture Journalism Award to recognize three examples of exemplary articles, blog posts, podcasts or television spots about agriculture published between Oct. 2022 and Sept. 2023
2023 Agriculture Communications Award to recognize three examples of exemplary newsletters, social media posts, etc. about agriculture published between Oct. 2022 and Sept. 2023.
2023 Tressie S. Caton Women in Agriculture Award, named after Ms. Caton, a tireless and vibrant member of Pennsylvania’s Agri-Women organization, to recognize excellence in agriculture-related fields like, science, economics, farming, veterinary work, philanthropy and more.
Nominations must include a 250-word typed, personal statement or testament.
All applicants must live in Berks County and submitted by: Friday, November 10, 2023.
Please include your name, e-mail address, home address and phone number with your submission.
Submit entries via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or mailed: Berks Agriculture Resource Network
Attn. Bountiful Berks Awards
846 Fleetwood Lyons Road
Fleetwood, PA 19522
Awards will be presented at B.A.R.N.’s Bountiful Berks Banquet at Leesport Farmers Market on Monday, December 4 from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Additional information and ticket sales are available online at www.berksag.net. In person ticket sales will be available beginning November 1 at the Berks County Department of Agriculture, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport.