Wright County has many outstanding farm families who make very positive contributions to the economic and cultural environment of the county while receiving little or no recognition. Now you have an opportunity to recognize one of these families by nominating them to be the Farm Family of the Year for 2015.
The University of Minnesota Extension annually recognizes farm families throughout the state and each county is invited to select a farm family to represent their county. The University of Minnesota Extension — Wright County is seeking nominations for Wright County Farm Family of the Year. The family selected will receive county recognition at the Wright County Fair, as well as statewide recognition at FarmFest 2015 near Redwood Falls, MN, in early August.
Nominees should be actively involved in agriculture with one or more agricultural enterprises or have made significant short term progress and/or innovative contributions with their agricultural endeavors. Consider not only the popular crop and animal enterprises, but also production areas such as potato, vegetable, fruit, berries, aquaculture, agriforestry, renewable energy supplies, organic, alternative and sustainable farm enterprises.
In addition to demonstrating a commitment to enhancing and supporting the fields of agriculture and production, nominees should also be involved in their communities and related organizations. Nominees must not have been previously recognized by the Farm Family Program.
To nominate a family to be Wright County Farm Family of 2015, call the University of Minnesota Extension Office of Wright County at 763-682-7381 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All nominations must be received by April 23rd and a family will be selected by May 1st, 2014. To see a list of all of the previously selected families in Wright County, go to the Minnesota Farm Families website.