Deadline Nears for 'Pioneers in Agriculture' nominations

There is only one day left to submit nominations of “Pioneers in Agriculture” for the upcoming National Heroes Day.

Sept. 30 is the deadline for the submission of nomination forms.

The government invites the public to nominate people who have made significant contributions to agriculture in the Cayman Islands over the decades.

Heroes Day 2016 will honor those pioneers from Cayman’s farming communities on Jan. 25.

Farmers, ranchers, veterinarians, or those involved in dairy farming or the turtle industry are eligible for the awards.

The five nomination categories are:
Early Pioneer – Anyone who made a significant contribution before 1960 (may be alive or deceased).

Pioneer – A person who made a significant contribution between 1960 and 2005 (may be alive or deceased).

Emerging Pioneer – A person who has made significant contributions from 2005 to present.

Memorial Scroll – Any deceased individuals who were leaders or notable contributors to the development and/or delivery of agriculture in the Cayman Islands.

Long Service Award – People (living) who may not necessarily have been a leader, but who have contributed for 10 years or more.

Nomination forms are available at post offices, the Government Administration Building, online at, or contact [email protected]