The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

January 17, 2013

Forestry Hall of Fame applications accepted

— The West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame (WVAFHF) is devoted to honoring individuals, businesses, organizations, institutions and foundations that have helped make this nation great through outstanding contributions to the establishment, development, advancement or improvement of the agricultural, forestry and/or family life of West Virginia.

This honor is bestowed only on those who have lived in West Virginia, had a long tenured association with agriculture, forestry and/or family life, have made outstanding, direct contributions to those industries and demonstrated the highest standards of leadership and contribution on a local, state, national and/or international level.

Nominations for this honor are currently being accepted. All nomination forms must be received by Feb. 15.

Nominations forms are available from:

— West Virginia Farm Bureau (LeVera Gillum, 304-472-2080,

— WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences (Denise Hunnell, 304-293-2395,

— West Virginia Forestry Association (Hope Goff, 304-372-1955,

— West Virginia Department of Agriculture (Robin Gothard, 304-558-3200,

— West Virginia Division of Forestry (June Mandel, 304-558-2788,

— Downloaded from the West Virginia Agriculture and Forestry Hall of Fame website at or the DOF at

Selected nominees will be officially enshrined during the WVAFHF Enshrinee Recognition Dinner that will be held July 20 at Jackson’s Mill.