B.A.R.N. Seeks Nominations For 2022 Excellence In Agriculture Awards

The Berks Agricultural Resource Network, B.A.R.N., is actively seeking nominations for the award categories below intended to acknowledge and encourage excellence in agriculture-related matters across Berks County.

Awards will be presented at the B.A.R.N. and Greater Reading Chamber Alliance Local Holiday Gift Guide Launch Celebration, located at Reinharts Tree Farm, Bernville, on Monday, November 1 at 5:30 p.m. Information about the Gift Guide Launch Celebration will be forthcoming and posted to berksag.net.  

2021 Bountiful Berks Award 

This award recognizes individuals, groups, or a project, that have distinguished themselves by achieving and/or promoting best practices in agriculture or related businesses.  

2021 Agriculture Journalism Award 

This award honors three examples of exemplary articles, blog posts, podcasts, or television spots about agriculture published between Oct. 2020 and Sept. 2021.

2021 Agriculture Communications Award 

This award recognizes three examples of exemplary newsletters, social media posts, etc. about agriculture published between Oct. 2020 and Sept. 2021.

2021 Tressie S. Caton Women in Agriculture Award

Named after Ms. Caton, a tireless and vibrant member of Pennsylvania’s Agri-Women organization, this award honors excellence in agriculture-related fields like science, economics, farming, veterinary work, philanthropy, and more.

How To Nominate

  • Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, October 22, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.
  • All nominations should include a 250-word typed personal statement or testament to the nominee.  
  • All nominees must live in Berks County, PA 
  • Please include your name, e-mail address, home address, and phone number with your submission. 


Submit all electronic entries via email to: 

[email protected]


Submit all mail-in entries to:

Berks Agriculture Resource Network

Attn. Bountiful Berks Awards

1238 County Welfare Road, Suite 260

Leesport, PA 19533


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