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Excellence in Agriculture Award nominations due


October 17, 2019

The Agribusiness Council of Greater Spokane Inc., in partnership with the Spokane Ag Show and Hatley/Cobb Farmland Management will recognize an individual with the Excellence in Agriculture Award. The award is presented at the Spokane Ag Show in Spokane the first full week of February 2020. This prestigious award recognizes individuals and/or organizations who make a significant contribution to agriculture 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, award purpose and complete criteria can be found at All nominations must be received by December 1.

The Excellence in Agriculture Award selection committee will consider four criteria from nominees: 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 at the Spokane Ag Show, February 4-6. The winners will be announced and presented their award at the opening session on Tuesday, February 4 at the Spokane Convention Center.

For more information regarding the Excellence in Agriculture Award and the nominating process, contact the Director, Melisa Paul at 509-321-3633 or

The Agribusiness Council of Greater Spokane Inc. is dedicated to supporting and promoting a strong, active and viable agricultural community in the Inland Northwest. The Council promotes the public’s understanding of the industry’s role in the regional economy; they advocate for the industry at local, state and federal levels; and support job and investment growth in the agriculture industry.

The Spokane Ag Show is a three-day event that takes place every February in Spokane and brings together agriculture professionals from across the Northwest. The Spokane Ag Show is:

a place where ag professionals MEET to collaborate, connect and create new relationships

a variety of seminars where industry professionals LEARN valuable information from experts on industry changes, technology, and resources

a platform for the next generation of ag professionals to GROW through exposure to industry pathways

The 2019 Ag Expo brought in over 5,500 attendees, housed over 290 exhibiting companies and 2,500 exhibitor representatives, and presented 47 Farm Forum seminars.


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