ST. LOUIS, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Monsanto and the American Agri-Women named five regional winners of the America's Farmers Mom of the Year program. These regional winners represent the important and continually evolving role that women play in American farms, families, rural communities and the agriculture industry. April 28 through May 10, America has the opportunity to vote for this year's National Mom of the Year by visiting AmericasFarmers.com.
The regional winners were nominated by those close to them who see their commitment to their families, communities and farms each and every day. To honor these efforts, each of the five regional winners will receive $2,000 to direct to an eligible nonprofit organization of her choice in her community, as well as $3,000 for her personal use.
The 2017 regional winners of the America's Farmers Mom of the Year contest program are:
- Southwest: Becca Ferry, Brigham City, Utah
- Midwest: Shari Sell-Bakker, Dike, Iowa
- Northeast: Susan Brocksmith, Vincennes, Ind.
- Southeast: Cala Tabb, Eupora, Miss.
- Northwest: Nancy Kirkholm, Homer, Neb.
"Every year, I look forward to reading through the entries, and am astounded by the incredible women that are nominated," said Tracy Mueller, Monsanto's Marketing Communications Manager. "This year was no exception. The five regional winners' strength and determination is seen throughout all aspects of their lives, and we are honored to recognize them for their contributions."
Since the program began in 2010, the America's Farmers Mom of the Year program has recognized 40 exceptional individuals. In 2017, the program is focusing even more on the communities in which these women live and work by providing financial support to eligible nonprofit organizations these farm moms are passionate about.
April 28 through May 10, America has the opportunity to vote for this year's National Mom of the Year. To learn more about the women nominated or vote for your favorite farm mom, visit AmericasFarmers.com. The regional winner who receives the most votes April 28 through May 10 will be named America's Farmers National Mom of the Year, and will receive an additional $2,000 to direct to an eligible nonprofit she cares about in her community. More information about the America's Farmers Mom of the Year program can also be found at facebook.com/AmericasFarmers.
About America's Farmers
The America's Farmers campaign highlights the importance of modern U.S. Agriculture through communications and community outreach programs that partner with farmers to impact rural America. To learn more, visit America's Farmers at www.AmericasFarmers.com.
About American Agri-Women
AAW is the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women and includes members from more than 50 state, commodity and agribusiness affiliates. Since 1974, AAW members have worked together to educate consumers; advocate for agriculture; and offer networking and professional development opportunities. Go to the AAW web site for more information and to join, http://www.americanagriwomen.org/ . Find AAW on social media at: Facebook.com/AgriWomen/ and Twitter.com/Women4Ag/ (@Women4Ag).
About Monsanto Company
Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.
Jeff Neu, Monsanto, 314-694-4690
Eric White, Weber Shandwick, 312-988-2237
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