Nominations are being accepted for a couple of potato industry awards.

During the National Potato Council's Jan. 3 awards banquet, The Packer newspaper and The Grower magazine will award the Potato Man of the Year and Potato Man for All Seasons awards.

The Potato Man of the Year award honors achievements made during 2009 while the Potato Man for All Seasons honors a person who has dedicated his or her life to the U.S. potato industry.

The Grower editor Vicky Boyd will present the awards during the council's meetings which precede Potato Expo 2010 scheduled for Jan. 4-7 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Fla.

The award nomination form can be downloaded from The Grower's web site:

Deadline for nominations is Dec. 1.