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Nominations are now open for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer Award. Submit your farmer-leader candidates for this “master of farming” award.

August 25, 2017

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Nominations are open for the Mid-Atlantic’s "gold standard" gauge of farmer success — the region’s Master Farmer award. And now’s the time to submit names of candidates you feel worthy of the 2018 award.

Potential Master Farmers are individuals who are superb farmers, savvy businesspersons, excellent resource stewards and exemplary community servant-leaders. Farm size isn’t a criterion. Farm couples or partners may be nominated. But farm family businesses don’t qualify, since this award recognizes outstanding individuals — not farms.

You can nominate candidates from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia — the sooner, the better. We send applications to them, which need to be completed by January.

Send their name(s), mailing address and contact phone number to: Master Farmer Program, 5227 Baltimore Pike, Littlestown, PA 17340. Or email [email protected]. Be sure the mailing address is current and complete.

The Master Farmer award is cosponsored by American Agriculturist and Cooperative Extension in the above-mentioned states with generous support from AgChoice Farm Credit, Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit and FS Growmark.

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