Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award

June 2023

Since 1985, The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) has honored those women who have made outstanding contributions to Florida Agriculture with the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award.

This award, sponsored by FDACS and in partnership with the Florida State Fair Authority, is presented to the recipient during a special ceremony held at the Florida State Fair in Tampa.

Recipients of the “Woman of the Year in Agriculture” award have come from all parts of the industry including cattle, vegetables, timber, citrus, row crops, equine, horticulture, tropical fruits, sugar cane, dairy, agricultural journalism, and agricultural education and outreach.

In 2001, the award program was enhanced to help heighten awareness about the women who have helped shaped Florida agriculture into the vital industry it is today. Since then, a documentary video about each new recipient has been shown during the award ceremony, and a booklet highlighting her contributions to agriculture has been distributed to those in attendance. Click here for a list of past recipients and to watch their documentaries.

Fill out a nomination form here for the Woman of the Year in Agriculture Award.