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NDSU Extension Service, Published February 03 2010

NDSU Harvest Bowl seeks agribusiness award nominations

FARGO - The North Dakota State University Harvest Bowl committee is seeking nominations for its annual Agribusiness Award.

The Agribusiness Award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in the field of agriculture and business in North Dakota and beyond.

"Since 1992, the NDSU Harvest Bowl has honored those who have excelled in agriculture and business," says Eddie Bernhardson, NDSU Harvest Bowl chair. "Our first recipient in 1992 was Art Link, governor, rancher and farmer. Last year's honoree was Ron Offutt, entrepreneur, businessman and farmer, so you can see from just these two examples what a group of distinguished people have been honored through the years."

Anyone may submit a nomination. A nomination form, which includes eligibility and procedures, is available at http://www.ndsualumni.com. From there, click on recognition and then Harvest Bowl.

Along with completing the nomination form, the nominator is asked to write a detailed letter listing at least three specific reasons why the nominee should be chosen. The nominator also should point out any specific facts that the selection committee should consider and send a resume of the nominee if one is available.

The completed nomination packet may be mailed to the Harvest Bowl Awards Committee, 1241 N. University Drive, Fargo, ND 58102. Nominations also may be submitted online at http://www.ndsualumni.com, faxed to (701) 231-6801 or e-mailed to office@ndsualumni.com.

The deadline for submitting a nomination is March 1.

The Harvest Bowl executive committee will select and notify the recipient and nominator. The names of nominees not selected will be kept on file the following two years.

The Agribusiness Award recipient will be honored at the Harvest Bowl social, dinner and awards program in Fargo on Oct. 22. Also honored at the banquet are outstanding agriculturists from 53 counties in North Dakota and several from Minnesota. Several scholarships will be awarded during the banquet to student athletes with agricultural backgrounds.

The annual Harvest Bowl football game on Oct. 23 features NDSU against Indiana State.

For more information, contact the NDSU Alumni Association at (800) 279-8971 or e-mail Marilyn Doeden at marilyn@ndsualumni.com.