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The entries are in, and now it’s time to help select the 2024 Prairie Farmer Favorite Farm Dog!

Betty Haynes

March 26, 2024

19 Slides

Prairie Farmer is celebrating the loyal companions that are often the first to greet company at the farm. Whether your dog likes to ride shotgun, herd livestock or protect the farmstead, all play an important role in making the farm feel like home. Readers have submitted their favorite photos and stories that make their farm dog special.

Congratulations to our finalists, all featured here in this slideshow!

Help us select our champions by voting daily until April 2 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced in the May digital issue of Prairie Farmer. Vote for your favorite farm dog by clicking the link here.

About the Author(s)

Betty Haynes

Betty Haynes is the associate editor of Prairie Farmer. She grew up on a Menard County, Ill., farm and graduated from the University of Missouri. Most recently, Betty worked for the Illinois Beef Association, entirely managing and editing its publication.

She and her husband, Dan, raise corn, soybeans and cattle with her family near Oakford , Ill., and are parents to Clare.

Betty won the 2023 Andy Markwart Horizon Award, 2022 Emerging Writer, and received Master Writer designation from the Ag Communicators Network. She was also selected as a 2023 Young Leader by the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.

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