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BARN Announces Excellence in Agriculture Awards

by Berks Agricultural Resource Network (BARN)

Oct 12, 2021

The Berks Agricultural Resource Network, B.A.R.N., is now seeking nominations for several award categories meant to acknowledge and encourage excellence in agriculture-related areas.

2021 Bountiful Berks Award to recognize individuals or groups, or a project, that have distinguished themselves by achieving and/or promoting best practices in agriculture or related businesses.

2021 Agriculture Journalism Award to recognize three examples of exemplary articles, blog posts, podcasts or television spots about agriculture published between Oct. 2020 and Sept. 2021

2021 Agriculture Communications Award to recognize three examples of exemplary newsletters, social media posts, etc. about agriculture published between Oct. 2020 and Sept. 2021.

2021 Tressie S. Caton Women in Agriculture Award, named after Ms. Caton, a tireless and vibrant member of Pennsylvania’s Agri-Women organization, to recognize excellence in agriculture-related fields like, science, economics, farming, veterinary work, philanthropy and more.

Nominations should include a 250-word typed, personal statement or testament.

All nominees must live in Berks County and submitted by:

Please include your name, e-mail address, home address and phone number with your submission. Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Submit entries via e-mail: [email protected]

Or mailed: Berks Agriculture Resource Network

Attn. Bountiful Berks Awards

1238 County Welfare Road, Suite 260

Leesport, PA 19533

Awards will be presented at the B.A.R.N. and Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Local Holiday Gift Guide Launch Celebration at Reinharts Tree Farm, Bernville, on Monday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. Information about the Gift Guide Launch Celebration will be forthcoming and posted to

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