|(TRENTON) – New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Charles M. Kuperus
today urged farmers in the state to nominate their
peers who are respected role models and leaders
in the agriculture industry for the prestigious
2006 Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer award.
The award, co-sponsored by the publication, “American Agriculturist,” and
Rutgers Cooperative Extension, recognizes farmers who are superb farmers, smart
businesspersons, excellent stewards of their resources and exemplary community
New Jersey has a rich farming heritage that continues today. The Master Farmer
award is a way to recognize the innovative individuals who keep agriculture going
strong in the most densely populated state in the nation.
To make a nomination, send the farmer’s name, mailing address and your
name to: Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer Program, P.O.B. 4475, Gettysburg, PA, 17325,
or fax it to (7171) 334-3129. You may also e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please contact the Department of Agriculture’s Robert Bruch for more information
or assistance at (609) 984-2503 or e-mail Robert.email@example.com.