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Seihl Prize Ceremony for Excellence in Agriculture
When: Thursday, May 22, 2014
- 2:00 pm Ceremony
- 3:30 pm Reception
Where: McNamara Alumni Center
What: The Seihl Prize for Excellence in Agriculture was created in the early 1990s by a generous gift from New Ulm-area livestock breeder and businessman Eldon Siehl, a dedicated philanthropist who had a lifelong interest in agricultural systems. Siehl was concerned that people were losing touch with their agrarian roots and wanted his gift to ensure that achievements in agriculture would be recognized and celebrated. The award recognizes living Minnesota individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the production of food and alleviation of hunger in three separate categories: production, agribusiness, and knowledge.
Recipients receive a $50,000 award as well as a sculpture and lapel pin designed by Minnesota artist Thomas Rose especially for the Siehl Prize.