Full name:Judi Whittaker
Award:HONORING WOMEN IN NEW YORK
Judi Whittaker has displayed incredible devotion and hard work when it comes to helping out the farming community in New York State and abroad. Recently retired from the New York State Farm Bureau Foundation, after serving her maximum tenure, Ms. Whittaker left behind an impressive legacy of dedication as both Representative and later, Director.
Demonstrating her impressive management and leadership capabilities, Ms. Whittaker has coordinated many local programs that provide a significant positive impact in the Broome County community. These include her service as a coordinator for the Broome County Dairy Princess Program and her work as President of the Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club. She is also a founding member of the Farm Days at the Mall, an event that brings about 45,000 visitors to the mall to check out local farm displays. Today she continues to support this program by serving on the planning committee.
Ms. Whittaker’s dynamic involvement does not end there, however. She also serves as a 4-H leader and an officer of the Broome County Farm Bureau. Not content to limit her experience and knowledge to her community, Ms. Whittaker has also participated in a South American exchange program that utilizes her knowledge and passion for farming. These noteworthy accomplishments are only a small testament to her many contributions to the community and beyond.