Young Professionals Awards Luncheon Oct. 20 Gives Nod to Better Farm

The Greater Watertown Jaycees will recognize the contribution of Better Farm to arts and culture in the North Country at the 2011 Young Professionals Awards Luncheon 12 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

The luncheon is slated to honor three of the area's top young leaders younger than 40 in three divisions: business, civic, and arts and culture. I was notified of my nomination last week, and am thrilled and flattered to have the opportunity at the event to speak for a few minutes about my efforts with the Farm, the direction we're taking, and our hopes for the future. 

The Greater Watertown Jaycees are presenting the luncheon in partnership with the Jefferson County Job Development Corporation and the Jefferson-Lewis Workforce Investment Board. Last year, awards were given to Jennifer Hodge of Dexter for her outstanding work in the community; Jamie Mayer, founder of CNY Media Group, for his leadership in the business community; and Katie Taylor of Watertown for her efforts to advance the arts and culture with her work with the Northern Blend Chorus.  

Here's the invite if you'd like to go (see the full press release here):


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.