- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The state Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations for a program honoring contributions by women to the agriculture, forestry and specialty crop industries.

The West Virginia Women in Agriculture program has recognized 26 women since it began in 2010. Previous honorees have been involved in a variety of fields including beef, dairy, education, specialty crop production and forestry.

Nominations are due by June 1. Forms can be obtained by contacting (304) 585-2210 or on the department’s website at www.wvagriculture.org.

Biographies of this year’s honorees will be featured on department displays during the State Fair of West Virginia in August.

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