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Minnesota Jaycees Seek Outstanding Young Farmer Award Candidates

Minnesota Jaycees Seek Outstanding Young Farmer Award Candidates

Farmers ages 18-40 are eligible for nominations. Application deadline is July 1.

The Minnesota Jaycees are encouraging rural folks to nominate candidates for its annual Outstanding Young Farmer award.

Nominees are judged on the following criteria:

-Progress in agricultural career

-Extent of soil and water conservation practices

-Contributions to the well-being of the community, state and nation

Eligibility Requirements:

-Nominee must be age 18 through 40, not becoming 41 prior to January 1, 2013.

-Nominee must be an actual farm operator, deriving a minimum of two-thirds of their income from their farming. and nation

Submit nomination forms by July 1

Minnesota Jaycees Seek Outstanding Young Farmer Award Candidates

The annual award banquet honoring nominees will be held Saturday, December 1, 2012 (location to be announced). For questions or more information contact or 952-890-8000.

Since 1954, the Minnesota Jaycees has been recognizing the importance of strong young leaders in the agricultural industry of our state through the OYF program. The winner of the Minnesota OYF program will go on to compete in the national OYF program against winners from other states, and four will be named National Outstanding Young Farmers. Minnesota has had 11 national winners, including three of them in the last five years.

Source: Minnesota Jaycees

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