2023 Agricultural Woman of the Year
Nomination Form

Nominations Are Accepted Up To Feb. 15, 2023

Past Ag Women of the Year

Sharan Lanini, 1994
Claudia Smith, 1995
Karen Miller, 1996
Susan Gill, 1997
Betty Ichikawa, 1998
Mary Hansen, 1999
Elia Vasquez, 2000
Connie Quinlan, 2001
Key Filice, 2002
Dorothy Errea, 2003
Nita Gizdich, 2004
Mary Orradre, 2005
Lorri Koster, 2006
Margaret D’Arrigo-Martin, 2007
Celeste Settrini, 2008
Darlene Din, 2009
Karen Antle, 2010
Abby Taylor-Silva, 2011
Mari Rossi, 2012
Georgeann Eiskamp, 2013
Mikel Ann Miller, 2014
Vivien Lindley, 2015
Cathy Alameda, 2016
Tonya Antle, 2017
April Mackie, 2018
Silvia Prevedelli, 2019

Due to Covid, event was paused until 2023


The Agricultural Woman of the Year award seeks to honor unique leadership qualities held by women working within the agricultural industry in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. The winner of this prestigious award will demonstrate a significant contribution to agriculture, be a leader for our community and be a true “Ag-Vocate” for agriculture. Ag Against Hunger, a program of the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, will honor this individual at our annual Agricultural Woman of the Year Recognition Luncheon.

When nominating a candidate, please inquire as to whether she will be able to attend the luncheon without making her aware of the nomination (i.e. speak to her family, office, etc. about her schedule.) If she is chosen as the Agricultural Woman of the Year and her schedule changes so that she cannot attend, another candidate will be chosen and your nomination will be considered again the following year. Nominations are to be kept a secret so that the winner will be surprised with this honor at the Recognition Luncheon.

In accordance with our historical tradition, we request you keep your nominee confidential. The winner will be a surprise to all who attend the event.

Your Nominee will be evaluated on the following:

  • Change Agent – A woman who creates systematic change for agriculture through production, public policy, consumer awareness, and volunteerism.

  • Leadership – A woman who displays leadership in the agricultural industry regardless of their employment.

  • Spokesperson for agriculture

  • Diverse demonstration of community support

Please fill out the form below:

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