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Nominations sought for Farm Family of the Year award

Posted: July 23, 2013 - 6:04pm

Suggest your favorite Crow Wing County farmer for Farm Family of the Year 2014. The Crow Wing County Extension Committee is accepting nominations for the Crow Wing County Farm of the Year 2014. You may suggest a farm family by visiting the 4-H building at the Crow Wing County Fair July 30 to Aug. 3 and placing your nomination in the box or contact Crow Wing County University of Minnesota Extension at 218-824-1065 or at 322 Laurel Street, Suite 22, Brainerd, for a nomination form.

The Crow Wing County Extension Committee plans to honor a family in 2014 after many years of not honoring a farm family.

The Farm Family Recognition Program has existed for over two decades and honors farm families from throughout Minnesota for their contributions to the agriculture industry and their local communities.

All of the honored farm families have made significant contributions to Minnesota agriculture and their communities.

“Almost all Minnesota farms are family farms,” said Bev Durgan, dean of University of Minnesota Extension. “These farm families are a major driver of Minnesota’s economy and the vitality of Minnesota’s rural communities. The University of Minnesota is proud to recognize these farm families for their contribution to agriculture and their communities.”

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