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Applicants sought for Farming Heritage Award

By Staff | Apr 20, 2015

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 Farming Heritage Award, sponsored by West Virginia Farm Bureau and the State Fair of West Virginia.

The Farming Heritage Award will be presented to a family striving to maintain its rural lifestyle by contributing to the community, acting as role models, dedicating time to efficient agricultural production and maintaining the upkeep of their farm through generations.

The winning family will be recognized at a ceremony during the 2015 State Fair on “Governor’s Day,” August 20th, at an award luncheon, and will receive overnight accommodations, free admission, preferred parking, and a Natural Stone Sign award engraved with the family’s name. A photo and brief biography of the winners will also be displayed in the Gus R. Douglass Annex during the Fair.

Entry forms may be completed by family members or others who wish to nominate a family for consideration. Judging will be conducted by an independent panel of judges. All entries must be postmarked by Tuesday, June 2nd.

Application forms are available by contacting Joan Harman at West Virginia Farm Bureau at 800-398-4630 x. 306 or joanh@wvfarm.org; on the WVFB website at www.wvfarm.org; by contacting Kimberly Dillon at the State Fair at 304-645-1090 or kimd@statefairofwv.com or by visiting www.statefairofwv.com.

Representing more than 23,000 members, the West Virginia Farm Bureau was founded in 1919 to provide leadership, education, information, training and economic services to county farm bureaus to enhance the quality of life for its members. For more information on WVFB, visit our website at www.wvfarm.org .