Applications are now being accepted for the Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer award. . Nominees should be aged 21 through 39 years old and derive two-thirds or more of their income from farming. The award is based on 50 percent progress in ag career, 25 percent soil and water conservation and 25 percent contributions to community, state and nation.
Nominations are sought from agri-business professionals, UW Extension staff, OYF past winners and Jaycee chapters. Nominations are due no later than November 1, with completed detailed applications due December 1, 2012. The awards weekend will be held in January.
To nominate a deserving farmer or farm couple, send their name, address, phone and e-mail to Daphne Holterman, fax: 920-262-8981, or email@example.com.