Time is running out for nomination of candidates to "The BEEF Top 40," a 40-person honor roll of beef industry giants. To be included as part of special editorial coverage in BEEF magazine's 40th anniversary issue in September, BEEF will recognize 40 individuals, living or deceased, who made significant contributions to U.S. beef industry in the past 40 years. Only folks nominated by readers will be considered.

Nominate a favorite mentor, educator, association executive, researcher, producer pioneer, etc., by jotting down your nominee's name, title, his or her contribution to the U.S. beef industry and why it is significant. Then, either e-mail it to beef@primediabusiness.com or mail to: The BEEF Top 40, 7900 International Drive, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55425.

Be sure to include your name and contact information in case the independent panel of judges wants additional information on your candidate. Remember. The deadline is Thursday, July 1.