Nominations Sought For Farming & Ranching Hall

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The deadline for submitting nominations for induction into the 2013 Arizona Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame is Sept. 1. Forms are available by contacting Carole DeCosmo at codeco2@aol.com or (623) 695-9614.

Each year seven Arizona agricultural pioneers are inducted into the Arizona Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame; five living and two posthumously. Inductees are selected for their contributions to agriculture in the fields of farming, ranching, agri-business, education or science. They come from across the state. Honorees are chosen by a selection panel comprised of Arizonans with a diversity of backgrounds.

A book, Arizona Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame 2008-2012, Volume One, Preserving the Legacy, containing the biographies of the first five years of inductees was released earlier this year. Inductees from 2013 to 2017 will be included in volume two which is scheduled for publication in 2017.

Induction of the 2013 honorees will take place at the Sixth Annual Honoree Dinner to be held March 2, 2013.

Nomination forms and accompanying information/pictures should be sent to Arizona’s Farm & Ranch Experience, Heritage Center at Lakin Farm, 289 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Forms must be received no later than Sept. 1, 2012.

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