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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Nominations Being Accepted for Wright County Farm Family of the Year

University of Minnesota Extension has announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2023 Wright County Farm Family of the Year. To nominate a family, the following criteria must be included:

  • Be a Minnesota food producer actively involved with in agricultural production with one or more agricultural enterprises. Beyond the usual agricultural endeavors, please also include these production areas for consideration: potato, vegetable, fruits, berries, aquaculture, agroforestry and renewable energy supplies.
  • Have made significant short-term progress and/or innovative contributions with their agricultural endeavors. For example, consider producers who are relatively new to this country, someone who has developed an innovative method for a particular environmental problem, adopted a rotational grazing system, added alternative or value-added crops, etc.
  • Have demonstrated a commitment to enhancing and supporting the fields of agriculture and production.
  • Have some involvement in their communities and/or related organizations.
  • Has not been previously recognized by the Farm Family Program.

The nomination deadline is Friday, March 17. To nominate a Wright County farm family, use the following nomination form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xWCL41XiOlnx3WYy5FGdiMl_B2Per-nqljcoVve96y0/edit#heading=h.9xc1bh5ulcpd. If you have questions contact Extension Educator Emily Hansen at hans6005@umn.edu or calling (612) 394-6302.

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