February 6, 2023
Whose pictures will appear on the July issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer as Master Farmers this year? You still have a chance to determine what that cover looks like, but you need to act quickly.
Master Farmer nominations are due Feb. 15 for the 2023 class. Judges will select Master Farmers later this spring, winners will be notified, and they will be featured in the July issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer. The physical presentation of the Master Farmer awards will occur during the Purdue Farm Management Tour this summer. Location and dates are yet to be determined.
To nominate someone, obtain a nomination form by emailing [email protected] or calling 317-431-8766. If you obtained a nomination form earlier, please be sure the return mailing address to submit applications is correct. Some forms went out with an incorrect address. The correct address is 599 N., 100 W., Franklin, IN 46131.
If you are preparing a nomination, you can also contact Tom Bechman by email or phone using the contact information provided and let him know it is coming. Be sure to collect and submit up to six letters of support for your nominee or nominees.
At least one Honorary Master Farmer will also be selected. You do not have to fill out a form to nominate someone as an Honorary Master Farmer. Simply send a letter of nomination to the email or physical mail address listed here. Extension educators, farm managers, university specialists and others who have made a lifelong contribution to Indiana agriculture but who do not make the majority of their living farming are good candidates.
Remember, nominations or an indication that a nomination is coming soon are due by Feb. 15. Alert Tom Bechman at [email protected], call 317-431-8766 or mail to 599 N., 100 W., Franklin, IN 46131.
The Master Farmer award is co-sponsored by Indiana Prairie Farmer and the Purdue University College of Agriculture.
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