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Nominate your 2019 Master Farmer today!Nominate your 2019 Master Farmer today!

Candidates from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia may be nominated.

Chris Torres

August 28, 2018

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GOLD STANDARD: Nominate your 2019 Master Farmer candidate today!

The Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer award has been the gold standard of farmer success for more than 80 years. Every farm community has one or more persons of Master Farmer caliber. Make certain they’re recognized by nominating them to be a 2019 Master Farmer.

Who and how you can nominate
Potential candidates are men and women who are superb farmers, savvy businesspersons, excellent resource stewards and noted community leaders. Farm size is not a criterion. While farm couples or partners may be nominated, farm businesses do not qualify since this award honors outstanding individuals.

Candidates from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia may be nominated. The sooner you nominate them, the better. Candidates will need time to complete their applications.

Click here for the Master Farmer nomination form and email it to [email protected].

You can also send your nominee's name, mailing address and phone number to Master Farmer Program, P.O. Box 734, Richland, PA  17087.

About the Author(s)

Chris Torres

Editor, American Agriculturist

Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.

Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.

"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."

Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.

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