Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame accepting nominations

SUBLETTE COUNTY – The Wyoming Livestock Roundup is taking nominations through June 1 for the Wyoming Agricultural Hall of Fame to honor a special person or couple.

Each year the weekly newspaper honors two Wyoming citizens or couples who are involved in the state’s agriculture industry.

“The Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame award was first started in 1992 to recognize the leadership in the ag community,” said Wyoming Livestock Roundup publisher Dennis Sun. “The need is there to recognize people who have been leaders, given themselves, their time and countless resources to help the ag community in the state.”

Last year’s inductees were Jack and Diana Berger of Saratoga and Brad Boner of Glenrock. Two familiar names are Joel Bousman of Sublette County and Mary Thoman of Sweetwater County.

People are asked to write in 1,000 words or less why their nominee should be inducted and letters of support are welcome and encouraged. The application asks for the nominees’ civic achievements, accomplishments on behalf of agriculture, past honors and organizations or committees.

A panel of three judges will select inductees based on a 1 to 10 scoring system and honorees will be recognized in August with the Wyoming State Fair & Rodeo. Each will receive a belt buckle and poster at the 2021 Wyoming Ag Hall of Fame picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

To nominate someone for the Wyoming Agriculture Hall of Fame, please visit wylr.net and click on the Ag Hall of Fame tab, email [email protected] or call the office at 307-234-2700.