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Division of Marketing and Development
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Mayo Building, M-9
407 South Calhoun Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0800
(850) 617-7300

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Adam H. Putnam, Commissioner

Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award

Woman of the Year in Agriculture award

The Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award is sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services in conjunction with the Florida State Fair Authority. The award, which was started in 1985, recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida agriculture. It is presented during the Florida State Fair in Tampa in early February. Tickets for the event are available by calling the fairgrounds at 1-800-345-3247. The deadline for nominations is November 15.

Download the Nomination Application (PDF)





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2011 2 MB Sarah K. Childs Lake Placid 40 MB
2010 1 MB Ann Holt Wellington 68 MB
2009 696 KB Marcia Lightsey Lake Wales 66 MB
2008 819 KB Patsy Nathe Dade City 110 MB
2007 718 KB Colleen Boggs Homestead 74 MB
2006 714 KB Iris Wall Indiantown 60 MB
2005 601 KB Marlene Strickland Sarasota 35 MB
2004 546 KB Martina "Teena" Borek Homestead 72 MB
2003 860 KB Jennie Lee Zipperer Fort Myers 38 MB
2002 236 KB Annette Barnett Land Suwannee County 34 MB
2001 233 KB Barbara Carlton Sarasota County 28 MB
2000   Helen Houck Perry  
1999   Vina Jean Banks Balm  
1998   Nancy Gurnett Hardy Winter Haven  
1997   Gertrude "Trudy" Carey Hillsborough County  
1996   Norma Stokes Highlands County  
1995   Louve "Vee" Frierson Platt Clewiston  
    Patricia Robbins Miami  
1994   Anne Wardlaw Dickinson Frostproof  
1993   Sarah W. Bailey St. Johns County  
1992   Carol C. Murphy Volusia County  
1991   Ruth M. Tucker Brevard County  
1990   Jeanette Barthle Pasco County  
1989   Belle Jeffords Alachua County  
1988   Carolyn Reed Kempfer Osceola-Brevard  
1987   Dorothy Conner Shipes Lake County  
1986   Ruth Wedgworth Belle Glade  
1985   Jo Ann Smith Marion County  

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