Call for Nominations is Open for Farm Foundation 2024 Awards 

Farm Foundation®, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, is pleased to announce the call for nominations for its 2024 annual suite of awards celebrating significant achievements in the agriculture and food sectors.

The four awards recognize leaders and change makers who exemplify Farm Foundation’s mission and values. They include two lifetime achievement awards and two innovator awards: 

  • R.J. Hildreth Public Policy Award In the mid-1990s, Farm Foundation began awarding the R.J. Hildreth Award for Career Achievement in Public Policy, an award open to those in the field of public policy, through government service, as educators, or those researching agricultural policy. 
  • The Farm Foundation Transformational Leadership AwardThis lifetime achievement award honors an individual who has demonstrated innovative and transformational leadership in food and agriculture. 
  • The Farm Foundation Innovator of the Year AwardThe focus of this award is to recognize those change makers that are an integral part to solving some of the most influential challenges we face today in the agriculture and food industries. 
  • The Farm Foundation Emerging Leader AwardThis award recognizes an emerging young leader who is on the trajectory to make transformational change within the agriculture and food sectors. 

Awards nominations will be accepted until October 20, 2023.  The awards will be presented to the recipients during the Farm Foundation Round Table Chairman’s Dinner in Denver, Colorado, on June 20, 2024. The nomination form, as well as a list of the 2023 award recipients and a video of the awards ceremony are available on the Farm Foundation website.

“From the long legacy of the Hildreth Award to the new suite of awards now in their second year, it is our great pleasure to be able to honor the individuals and organizations responsible for some of the most important and exciting work being done across food and agriculture through this program,” says Tim Brennan, Farm Foundation vice president of external relations.

The awards are open to any candidate involved in the agriculture and food industries. For nomination requirements and more information on each award, visit

Share This Article