Nominations and Awards The MOA Awards Committee is seeking your nominations for two awards to be presented at the Annual Conference.
The “Lifetime of Service” award goes to an organic producer, handler, retailer, researcher, service provider (or other) who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to organic agriculture in Montana. Previous recipients are: Robert Boettcher (2005), Barry Flamm (2006), Bob Quinn (2007), David Oien (2008), Jim Barngrover (2009), Laughing Water (2010), Steve and Cindy Baril (2011), Russ Salisbury & Elsie Tuss (2012), Judy Owsowitz (2013), Becky Weed (2014), Wes Henthorne(2015), Ric and Dawn Blair (2016), Randy Hinebauch (2017), Jane Kile (post-humous, 2018), Dr. Jim Sims (post-humous, 2018), Melvyn and Susan Brown (2019), Ernie Harvey (2020).
A “Leadership in Organics” award goes to an organic producer, handler, retailer, researcher, service provider (or other) who demonstrates an on-going commitment to advancing the adoption, practice, and success of organic agriculture in Montana. Previous recipients are: Margaret Scoles (2005), Jon Tester (2006), Jonda Crosby (2007), Mikel & Nancy Lund (2008), Jon & Amy Kvaalen (2009), Andre’ Giles (2010), Nancy Matheson (2011), Dave & Dee Turner (2012), Jeff Schahczenski (2013), Daryl and Linda Lassila (2014), Ole Norgaard (2015), Connie Poten and Andy Sponseller (2016); Kristina “Kiki” Hubbard (2017), Matt and Sonja Johnson (2018), Bruce Maxwall (2019), Ty O'Connor (2020).
Written nominations may be submitted by MOA members no later than September 1, 2021, by email or regular mail to: Judy Owsowitz, 6505 Farm to Market Rd, Whitefish MT 59937, phone (406) 862-6362, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please provide the following information with your nominations:
Nominee’s Name, Address, Phone and Email
Describe the nominee’s connection to organic agriculture (50 words or less)
Why the nominee should receive the award
It is preferred that nominees be members of MOA, but Board Members cannot be nominated. Please include your contact information.
The Awards will be presented at the Conference and Awards Banquet in December 2021.