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"Excellence in Ag Award" nominations now open


September 28, 2017

The AgriBusiness Council of Greater Spokane Incorporated in partnership with Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum will recognize individuals and groups with the 5th Annual Excellence in Agriculture Award. The award is presented at the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum event during Agriculture Week in Spokane in the first full week of February, 2018. It recognizes individuals, businesses or organizations that have demonstrated a significant positive influence on the agricultural industry in the Inland Northwest.

Nominations for the award are now being accepted. Persons may nominate as many individuals, groups or organizations as they like. The nomination form can be found on All nominations must be received no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Mail nomination forms to: Excellence in Agriculture Award, 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 100, Spokane, WA 99201 or email to The three award categories are: Adult Individual, Business or Organization; Youth Individual or Organization and the Legacy Award.

When considering an individual, business or organization for the Excellence in Agriculture award, the selection committee will consider four criteria: Innovation in Agriculture, Economic and Environmental Stewardship Contribution to Agriculture, Positive Impact on Agriculture and Industry Awareness and Outreach. Nominations will be narrowed to selected finalists and announced in late January prior to Spokane Ag Expo, February 6-8, 2018. The winners will be announced and presented their award at the opening session of Pacific Northwest Farm Forum on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the Spokane Convention Center Ballroom.

For more information regarding the “Excellence in Agriculture” Award and the nominating process, contact the Show Director, Myrna O’Leary at 509-321-3633 or


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