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USMEF Seeking Nominations for 2012 Distinguished Service Award

USMEF has grown in many ways since its doors opened in 1976. This growth and related achievements in export markets around the world have been made possible with the outstanding support and dedication of USMEF members and industry partners.

Periodically, USMEF recognizes an individual for his or her leadership and lifetime contributions toward the achievement of our organization’s export goals with the USMEF Distinguished Service Award. This year, the USMEF Distinguished Service Award will be presented at the Strategic Planning Conference, Nov. 7-9 in Indianapolis.

Your nominations are needed to ensure that USMEF identifies and honors a deserving individual whose leadership and involvement in USMEF have made a significant impact on the organization’s work in international markets.

Following are the guidelines for eligibility:
  1. Nominees from all industry sectors and segments are eligible: livestock, feedgrain and soybean production; farm industry; agribusiness (supply and service); research and technology; packing and processing; purveying and trading; and trade policy.
  2. Nominees do not have to be current or former USMEF members.
  3. Nominees may be from the government sector.
  4. The individual may be honored posthumously.

To nominate an individual, download a copy of the nomination form. Send completed nominations to Jackie Boubin, USMEF director of meeting services, at or fax to 303-623-0297 by Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

If you have questions about the award or the nominating process, please contact Jackie Boubin in the USMEF Denver office at 303-623-6328.