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Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame nominees sought

Being named to a hall of fame is always a prestigious honor. Georgia's Agricultural Hall of Fame honors agriculture commissioners, research scientists, agribusiness leaders and a host of other agriculture supporters.

If you know someone worthy of being inducted into the Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame, now is the time to make your nomination for the 2004 inductees. Each year the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association recognizes agricultural leaders in Georgia by selecting members of the hall of fame.

Honors Georgia ag leaders

"The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame pays tribute to agricultural leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to agriculture and agribusiness industries in Georgia," said Juli Fields of the UGA CAES Alumni Association. "The program is designed to give appropriate recognition to those who have made significant achievements in agriculture, agribusiness industries, and the service institutions."

To view a complete listing of Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame members, visit the website at www.gaaghalloffame.com.

Hall of fame inductees may be either retired or actively working, male or female, living or deceased. If you know an individual deserving recognition for his or her outstanding contributions to agriculture, the CAES Alumni Association invites you to make a nomination. Guidelines and a nomination form can be found on the association's Web site at www.gaaghalloffame.com. Nominations for 2004 must be postmarked by March 15, 2004 and addressed to the UGA CAES Alumni Association, University of Georgia, Four Towers, Athens, Ga., 30602.

Award of Excellence an honor, too

In addition to the hall of fame, the CAES Alumni Association's Award of Excellence recognizes an extraordinary alumni of the UGA CAES who has excelled in their field and/or in service to their community. Up to four individuals are presented with an Award of Excellence each year.

"This award allows the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the CAES Alumni Association the opportunity to showcase the varied and tremendous achievements of alumni throughout Georgia and the nation," said Fields.

To obtain guidelines and a nomination form for this award, visit

http://unit.caes.uga.edu/alumni/awards.html or contact the CAES Alumni Association Office at (706) 542-3390. Award of Excellence Nominations must be postmarked by May 15, 2004 and addressed to the UGA CAES Alumni Association, University of Georgia, Four Towers, Athens, Ga., 30602.

(Sharon Omahen is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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