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The Vermont Dairy Industry Association seeks nominations for the 2013 John C. Finley Award.

The Vermont Dairy Industry Association seeks nominations for the 2013 John C. Finley Award.  This honor will be bestowed at the Dairy Farmers’ Banquet at the Vermont Farm Show on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

John Finley was a respected agricultural educator and a very enterprising and capable Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture before his untimely death.  The award given in his honor seeks to recognize an up and coming individual who meets similarly high standards of character and service to agriculture.

Award qualifications and a list of past winners can be found in the letter below.  To be considered for the 2013 award, a letter explaining how the nominee meets the qualifications for the award should be submitted no later NOVEMBER 15, 2013.  

Send nominations to 570 Main Street, Terrill Building, Burlington, VT 05405 or julie.m.smith@uvm.edu or 802.656.8196 (fax).  If you  cannot make the deadline, please email Julie Smith with the name of your nomination and intent to sumbit a nomination letter. 

 

October 28, 2013

Re:  JOHN C. FINLEY AWARD NOMINATION REQUEST

The Vermont Dairy Industry Association has begun its search for the 2013 recipient of the John C. Finley Award.  This honor will be bestowed at the Dairy Farmers’ Banquet at the Vermont Farm Show on Thursday, January 30, 2014.

John Finley was a respected agricultural educator and a very enterprising and capable Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture before his untimely death.  The award given in his honor seeks to recognize an up and coming individual who meets similarly high standards of character and service to agriculture.

The qualifications to be met by the recipient of this award are as follows:

      1.  Must exhibit the outstanding character and mental vigor exemplified by John Finley.

      2.  Must have recently performed a distinguished service to Vermont Agriculture.

      3.  Must have the potential of continuing to contribute to Vermont Agriculture.

Your cooperation in helping to identify this year’s recipient is greatly appreciated.  A letter of nomination explaining how the nominee meets the qualifications for the award should be submitted to me NO LATER THAN NOVEMBER 15, 2013.  Send nominations to 570 Main Street, Terrill Building, Burlington, VT 05405 or julie.m.smith@uvm.edu or 802.656.8196 (fax). 

All suggested candidates’ names will be held over for future consideration for a period of two (2) years.

Previous Finley Award recipients are listed on the next page. 

If you have any questions, please contact me at 802.656.4496.

Sincerely,

Julie Smith, DVM, PhD