Georgia's Agricultural Hall of Fame honors farmers, agriculture teachers, research scientists, agriculture commissioners, agribusiness leaders, Extension directors 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 2013 inductee. The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Alumni Association recognizes agricultural leaders in Georgia by annually selecting members of the hall of fame.
The Georgia Agricultural Hall of Fame pays tribute to agricultural leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to agriculture and agribusiness industries in the state.
"The program is designed to give appropriate recognition to those who have made significant achievements in agriculture, agribusiness industries and the service institutions,” said Juli Fields, director of the UGA CAES Alumni Association. “Nominations help us recognize and honor extraordinary individuals who have done remarkable works to build a solid foundation for agriculture in Georgia.”
Hall of fame inductees may be retired or actively working, male or female, living or deceased. Guidelines, a nomination form and a list of hall of fame members can be found on the association's website at www.caes.uga.edu/alumni/fame.
Nominations for 2013 must be postmarked by March 15, 2013 and addressed to the UGA CAES Alumni Association, University of Georgia, 117 Four Towers, Athens, Ga., 30602.
(Sharon Dowdy is a news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)
The late Herman Talmadge is among the state's agricultural leaders inducted into the Georgia Agriculture Hall of Fame. Talmadge was a farmer, Governor of Georgia and U.S. Senator. He served as an advisor to six presidents, helped create the Georgia Forestry Commission and established timber as a major crop in the state. He also helped form the Farmers' Market system and helped build Rock Eagle 4-H Center by providing matching funds that were combined with money raised by Georgia 4-H'ers.Download Image