West Virginia Ag., Forestry Hall of Fame nomination deadline nearing

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame is devoted to honoring individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and foundations that have made outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, advancement or improvement of the agricultural, forestry and/or family life of West Virginia.

Honor. This honor is bestowed only on those who have lived in West Virginia, had a long-tenured association with agriculture, forestry and/or family life, have made outstanding, direct contributions to those industries and demonstrated the highest standards of leadership and contribution on a local, state, national and/or international level.

Nominations. Nominations for this honor are currently being accepted. All nomination forms must be received by Jan. 20. Nominations forms are available from:

WV Farm Bureau (LeVera Gillum, 304-472-2080, verag@wvfarm.org); WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences (Denise Hunnell, 304-293-2395, dhunnell@mail.wvu.edu);

WV Forestry Association (Hope Goff, 304-372-1955, wvfa@wvadventures.net); WV Department of Agriculture (Robin Gothard, 304-558-3200, rgothard@ag.state.wv.us); WV Division of Forestry (Patsy Carpenter, 304-558-2788, Patsy.L.Carpenter@wv.gov.).

The forms can also be downloaded from the WV Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame website at www.wvagriculture.org/WVAFHF/index.htm.

Selected nominees will be officially enshrined during the WVAFHF Enshrinee Recognition Dinner that will be held July 2 at Jackson’s Mill.

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