Nominations for 2013 Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – The Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Committee is seeking nominations for SDSU’s Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Award Program.

2013 marks the 86th anniversary of the program which was founded in 1927. The intent of this program is to recognize citizens for a lifetime of leadership and service.

The nominees should have made significant contributions to their community, state and nation; and should be known for giving unselfishly of their talent, time and leadership. There is no age requirement, but the nominees must be living. Husband and wife combinations may be nominated, but a separate nomination form is needed for each individual. Up to five letters of reference are also invited.

Official Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker brochures detailing the selection process and criteria and official nomination forms are available online at These forms are the basis for the selection process. Contact Angela Loftesness at 605-688-6732 or

All nominations must be received by June 1, 2013. Send nominations to: EFRH Nominations; ATTN: Angela Loftesness, Dean’s Office, ABS College SDSU, Box 2207, Brookings, SD 57007. Or, e-mail to

The awards will be presented at SDSU on Sept. 20 by the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and the College of Education and Human Sciences.