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2019 Wright County Farm Family of the Year Nominations

Wright County has over 1400 farms and ranks in the top ten in Minnesota in the following categories according to the 2012 Census of Agriculture: Horses (#1); Fruits, nuts and berries; Chicken layers; Chicken broilers; Pheasants; and Nursery, greenhouses and sod. 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. 

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 state-wide recognition at FarmFest 2019 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 fruit and vegetable growers, 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.

To nominate a family to be Wright County Farm Family of 2019, contact Kaye Strohbehn at University of Minnesota Extension, Wright County at 763-682-7394 or visit our website at http://extension.umn.edu/wright to obtain a nomination form and to see a list of previously selected families in Wright County.  All nominations must be received in the Wright County Extension Office by April 1, 2019

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