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The Eastern States Exposition Agricultural Adventurers Award

Agricultural AdventurersEastern States Exposition annually bestows the Eastern States Exposition Agricultural Adventurers Award to outstanding leaders in New England agriculture.

A special committee appointed by the trustees of ESE selects its annual fellow on the basis of innovation, pioneering and lifetime dedication to the betterment of agriculture.

Its recipients have made significant contributions to New England agriculture.

 View the entire list of recipients of this prestigious award  
Download a pdf of the Agricultural Adventurers Award Brochure  


The New England Fellowship of Agricultural Adventurers presented Marcus Thompson, Jr., of Chepachet, Rhode Island and the Szawlowski Potato Farms, Inc., of Hatfield, Mass., with the 2013 Agricultural Adventurers Award at the Annual Meeting of Eastern States Exposition (ESE), May 16, in West Springfield, Mass.

The 2014 Agricultural Adventurers Award will be given at the ESE annual meeting in May, 2014

2013 Recipients 



2013 Committee 
  Richard L. Nickless, 
Randolph Blackmer

Eugene J. Cassidy

Donald R. Chase
Anthony Donatelli, Jr.
Douglas P. Gillespie

Gordon Gowen
Beth Kennett

Kenneth Parsons
Robert Phillips

Thomas P. Sandham
Marion Seifert

Bernard W. Shaw
Donald Upton
H. Dexter Young


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