Wheatland County is hoping to receive nominations for the Women in Agriculture Award.

Alyssa Hallgrimson, the agriculture and environmental program coordinator with Wheatland County, says women play a significant role in agriculture, but they don't often get much recognition.

Hallgrimson says she has 300 cattle down in Pincher Creek and knows the importance of the initiative.

"I'm really supportive of the award and really excited to see what kind of nominations we get."

According to Hallgrimson, there are only a few requirements for women to be able to receive the award.

"Growing up on a farm or ranch and showing resilience, innovation and leadership throughout the area. Like growing crops or cattle, being involved in communities and empowering fellow farmers."

The winner gets their name on an award certificate, along with a $250 Visa card and their name on a plaque.

The deadline for nominations is December 31.

If you'd like to nominate a deserving woman in agriculture, you can do so here.