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Farm Credit Canada (FCC) is seeking nominations for the 2009 Rosemary Davis Award, which honours Canadian women for their leadership and commitment to agriculture.

Last spring, Marie Logan, a farmer, 4-H and community leader from Lomond, Alberta, was one of five Canadian winners.

“It was an opportunity of a lifetime to travel to Boston and attend the Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference. It is important for us to recognize, to learn from, and to celebrate the successes and the triumphs over challenges that women from around the world have accomplished,” says Logan.

Now, FCC is looking for five more women who deserve recognition. She could be a producer, agribusiness operator, teacher, veterinarian, researcher, community builder, visionary, volunteer or have some other valuable connection to agriculture.

Candidates are judged on how they demonstrate leadership, give back to their community and Canadian agriculture, display their passion for agriculture, as well as their vision for the future.

The Rosemary Davis award was created and named after a successful Canadian agribusiness owner and operator and the first female chair of the FCC Board of Directors.

The winners receive a free trip to Boston to the 2009 Simmons School of Management leadership conference in May.

Winners must be 21 years of age and actively involved in agriculture.

Online applications have to be submitted before midnight Jan. 26, 2009 to the FCC website at

Previous nominees who did not win last year can reapply.

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