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B.A.R.N. Announces Excellence in Agriculture Awards, Call for Nominations

By B.A.R.N.

Sep 27, 2022

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

  • 2022 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.
  • 2022 Agriculture Journalism Award to recognize three examples of exemplary articles, blog posts, podcasts or television spots about agriculture published between Oct. 2021 and Sept. 2022
  • 2022 Agriculture Communications Award to recognize three examples of exemplary newsletters, social media posts, etc. about agriculture published between Oct. 2021 and Sept. 2022.
  • 2022 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 must include a 250-word typed, personal statement or testament.

All applicants must live in Berks County and nominations submitted by: Friday, October 28.

Please include your name, e-mail address, home address and phone number with your submission.


Submit entries via e-mail: [email protected]

Or mailed:       Berks Agriculture Resource Network

Attn. Bountiful Berks Awards

846 Fleetwood Lyons Road

Fleetwood, PA 19522

Awards will be presented at a B.A.R.N. Farm to Fork celebration at Reinhart’s Tree Farm, Jefferson Township, planned for Wednesday, November 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. Awards will be presented at 6:00 p.m. Additional information is available online at

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