Nominations open for 2014 Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Awards

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — The Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Committee is seeking nominations for South Dakota State University’s Eminent Farmer/Rancher and Homemaker Award Program.

2014 marks the 87th 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 SDSU; 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. If nominees were previously employed by SDSU, employment cannot have been within the last five years. Up to five letters of reference are also invited.

How to nominate

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. To request a hard copy of the brochure and nomination form, contact Angela Loftesness at 605-688-6732 or

Deadline is June 1, 2014

All nominations must be received by June 1, 2014. Please send nominations to: EFRH Nominations; ATTN: Angela Loftesness, Dean’s Office, ABS College SDSU, Box 2207, Brookings, SD 57007. Or, they can be e-mailed to

The awards will be presented at SDSU on September 19, 2014 by the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and the College of Education and Human Sciences.

If you have questions, please contact Angela Loftesness at 605-688-6732.