The America’s Farmers Mom of the Year Contest program, sponsored by Monsanto, will help farm moms continue to make a difference in their communities.

In 2017, the program will focus more on the communities in which these women live and work by providing financial support to nonprofit organizations.

From March 1 through 31, an eligible person can nominate an eligible farm mom for the chance to be named America’s Farmers Mom of the Year. A panel of judges from American Agri-Women will judge the nominations based on published criteria, and Monsanto will select five regional winners based on the judges’ decisions. Each of the regional winners will receive $2,000 to direct to an eligible nonprofit organization of her choice, as well as $3,000 for her personal use. Among the five regional winners, one woman will be named America’s Farmers Mom of the Year based on public voting and receive an additional $2,000 to direct to an eligible nonprofit.

To nominate a farm mom, an eligible person can visit and complete an online entry or print a form for mailing by March 31. Nominations are limited to 300 words and should include details about the nominee’s contributions to her farm, family, community and the agricultural industry. For the official contest rules, including a complete list of program rules and eligibility information, visit