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Wallaces Farmer looks for Iowa’s Most Beautiful BarnWallaces Farmer looks for Iowa’s Most Beautiful Barn

Wallaces Farmer named the first Iowa’s Most Beautiful Barn in 2022 and is now looking for nominations for the 2023 award winner.

Jennifer Carrico

September 6, 2023

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Large red barn, 2022 winner of Iowa's Most Beautiful Barn
LAST YEAR’S WINNER: The 2022 winner of Iowa’s Most Beautiful Barn contest was the Nosbisch family of New Hampton. Get your entries in to be the 2023 winner.Jennifer Carrico

Wallaces Farmer selected the first Iowa’s Most Beautiful Barn in 2022 and is now looking for the 2023 winner. Entries came in from all across the state, with the winner being the Nosbisch family near New Hampton.

I celebrate our family’s barn every day I walk in it, and it was built more than 150 years ago. The barn is the center point of every farm, where animals are cared for and feed is stored. Maybe your barn will be the next winner and you could win prizes and be featured in the December 2023 issue of Wallaces Farmer.

Email us a picture of your barn, and in 150 words or fewer, share with us the history of your barn and include how it is used on your farm. Please include your name, address and phone number. Entries will close at 8 a.m. Sept. 15.

Winners will be selected through a combination of online voting and editorial voting based on the beauty of the barn and the story behind it.

Owners of the barn will receive a complete photo shoot of their barn, which can include family members, plus a 16-by-20-inch metal wall art piece of the photo of their choice. Finally, the first-place barn will receive $100, second place will win $75, and third will get $50.

Send a photo and write-up about your barn by Sept. 15, including your name, address and phone number to [email protected]. Winners will be notified in the first part of October.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Carrico

Editor, Wallaces Farmer

Jennifer lives on a farm near Redfield, Iowa, where she runs a small cow-calf operation with her family. A 20-plus year ag journalism veteran, Jennifer has covered a wide range of agriculture issues. A graduate of Iowa State University, she has worked for local daily papers and other agriculture publishers. She came to Wallaces Farmer from the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association. She enjoys writing, managing cattle, and hearing and telling farmer stories.

Jennifer has two children. Kassidy, 21, attends Black Hawk East College, but will transfer in the fall to Oklahoma State University. Son, Klayton, attends Panorama High School where he excels in academics, sports, FFA and 4-H.

“My favorite part of being an ag journalist is to tell the story of the farmer and rancher,” she says. “The farmer and rancher do the work to make the food, fiber and fuel for everyone. I want to use our online presence to broaden that message to those off the farm.”

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