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Nominate an Outstanding Vermonter to the VT Agricultural Hall of Fame

March 29, 2019


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Essex Junction, VT –  The Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the 2019 inductees. All nominations must be submitted by May 15th.

Nominations will be accepted in three categories…

Emerging Leader: This category highlights individuals who are stepping up to become the next generation of agricultural leaders in Vermont.  Age 40 or younger (born after June 1, 1979), these individuals demonstrate a deep commitment to Vermont’s working landscape and are poised to lead our Ag community into the future.  They are remarkable for their service, youthful energy, and dedication to Vermont agriculture.

Ag Innovator: Individuals in this category have demonstrated a fresh and forward-thinking approach to agriculture.  They are making a significant, positive impact on Vermont, in areas such as growing the local economy, promoting stewardship and conservation, improving community health and nutrition, or developing new tools and practices, among others. They are notable for their unique perspective and unconventional approach. (Age is not a factor for consideration in this category.)

Lifetime Achievement: This category recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the advancement, improvement, or development of Vermont agriculture over the course of their long career. Nominees shall have played an active role in Vermont agricultural issues for at least thirty years.

To be eligible for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame in any of the three categories, nominees should play a significant role in Vermont agriculture, including but not limited to: farmers, ag business owners, service providers, researchers, educators, outreach professionals, public servants, and employees or leaders of non-profit and government organizations.

Nominations will be accepted until noon on May 15, 2019.

To nominate a Vermonter for the 2019 Vermont Ag Hall of Fame, or learn more, visit

If you do not have access to a computer, you can request a paper copy of the nomination form by calling the Champlain Valley Exposition at 802-878-5545 and asking for Jackie Buttolph. Nominations sent by mail must be postmarked 5/15/2019.

Since its founding in 2003, more than seventy-five Vermonters have been inducted into the Vermont Hall of Fame. Inductees are honored each year at a luncheon hosted during the Champlain Valley Fair. This year’s luncheon will be held on Wednesday, August 28th.