When Heather Dineen, of Waxahachie, Texas celebrated her birthday last year, she received a gift she won’t ever forget.
Her husband, John Paul, and each of their three children wrote an essay about why Heather should be Monsanto’s “Farm Mom of the year” and presented it to her as a gift.
“It was about the best birthday present I could have had,” Heather recalls. She went on to win the national contest. Since then, she has spoken at a variety of venues, served on grower panels for Monsanto employees and recorded a video on farm safety.
Entries for the 2015 contest will be accepted until March 31st. Entry forms can be found on Monsanto’s America’s Farmers website, http://www.americasfarmers.com, and each nomination must include a 300 word essay on how the mom contributes to her farm, family and community, and to the ag industry as a whole.
“Is she passionate about agriculture, is she outspoken?” asks Tracy Mueller, corporate brand manager for Monsanto. “Those are the things we’re looking for.”
The winner will be announced just before Mother’s Day.
“I would highly encourage people to share this,” Heather says. “Nominate women who are important to you. It’s a great way for people who don’t know about agriculture to find out about who grows their food.”
Do you know a great farm mom? Nominate her for Farm Mom of the Year! She’ll love you for it!
http://www.FarmProgress.com, March, 2015