Last call to nominate for Monsanto’s “Farm Mom of the Year” contest

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For anyone who’s been considering entering their favorite farm mom into Monsanto’s America’s Farmers Mom of the Year contest, there’s only one week left! Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, Mar. 29, so Monsanto Company is encouraging everyone to nominate their dedicated, loving, hard-working go-getters who go above and beyond to care for and protect their farms, families, communities and the agriculture industry they love.

“Our 2015 Southeast Region Farm Mom, Megan Seibel, was nominated by her daughter three times, and the third time proved to be the charm,” says Tracy Mueller, Monsanto Corporate Brand Communications Manager. “We are so glad we found Megan, but we couldn’t have done that if her daughter didn’t nominate her. We read every nomination and there are so many powerful, encouraging and hopeful stories. These women are inspiring, so we want to hear about them and share their stories with the rest of the country.”

Nominations are open through March 29, 2016. Anyone can enter their favorite farm mom, whether it’s their mom, sister, aunt, daughter, friend or community member. Just visit AmericasFarmers.com during the nomination period and submit a brief essay online or by mail that explains how the nominated farm mom contributes to each of four areas — her family, farm, community and the agriculture industry.

A panel of judges from American Agri-Women will once again review nominations and help Monsanto select five regional winners. They will specifically look for nominations that include all four areas addressed above (farm, family, community and agriculture).

“So many women, particularly in agriculture, just focus on what needs to get done, and they do it – no matter what challenges or adversities they may be facing,” says Donnell Scott, Vice President of Education for American Agri-Women. “They don’t do it to get credit or attention. These women have a ‘get it done’ attitude and love what they do and who they do it for. We love reading about their efforts and are proud to help acknowledge their hard work and contributions.”

The five regional winners will be announced at the end of April, and each winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize. Profiles of the winners will then be posted to AmericasFarmers.com, where the public can vote for one national farm mom winner. Announced just prior to Mother’s Day, the national winner will receive an additional $5,000 cash prize above and beyond her regional prize, for a total of $10,000.

For more information on the program or for complete eligibility requirements and official contest rules visit AmericasFarmers.com. Interested parties may also send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America’s Farmers Mom of the Year, Attn: Sue Dillon, 349 Marshall Ave., Ste. 200, St. Louis, MO 63119.