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Organic Leadership Awards Nomination

Nominations are now open for 2020 Organic Leadership Awards.

Part I: Information about the person being nominated


Part 2: Award Categories & Nomination Forms

NOTE: You may select multiple categories

GROWING THE ORGANIC COMMUNITY

Nominees should be “game-changers” who have made significant contributions to growing the organic community through leadership and action in areas such as consumer education and marketing, new market development, public relations, standards development, advocacy, and research.

Answer the following questions about the nominee
 


ORGANIC FARMER OF THE YEAR

Nominees should be professional farmers* who have made significant contributions to support and advance organic agriculture and trade at the farm level, such as increasing the amount of land under organic management, expanding the number of farmers using organic practices, or advancing organic agriculture through farm policy advocacy, community education, or innovative land stewardship and technical practices. 
*For the purposes of the OTA Leadership Award, a farmer is defined as someone who: 
  • Owns, leases, or is a partner in an organic farm; 
  • and has a full-time functional role as an organic farmer;
  • and derives their primary income from an organic farm

Answer the following questions about the nominee*

*For the purposes of the OTA Leadership Award, a farmer is defined as someone who owns, leases, or is a partner in an organic farm; and has a full-time functional role as an organic farmer; and derives their primary income from an organic farm.
 


RISING STAR

Nominees should be relatively recent to the organic trade yet already identified as emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves professionally by performing with great energy and enthusiasm in pursuing advancements to policy, programs, initiatives, or the development of new products, categories or markets that promote the growth, sustainability, or influence of organic agriculture and trade.  

Answer the following questions about the nominee
 


Part 3: Endorsement Letters (optional but encouraged)

You may also submit endorsement letters to accompany your nomination. Endorsement letters should address some or all of the questions in Part 2. Electronic submissions requested. Please submit letters to Tessa Young, Vice President of Communications. 


Part 4: Information of person submitting this form
 

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