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Kentucky Farm Bureau now accepting local applications for 2013 ‘Farmer of the Year’

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By The Staff

The 2013 Kentucky Farm Bureau “Farmer of the Year” application process is now open, and the organization is seeking the commonwealth’s finest nominees for this prestigious award, according to a news release.
Farm Bureau initiated a “Farmer of the Year” awards program as a way to recognize its members for their commitment to excellence in agriculture, efficiency in farming practices, sound financial management and outstanding leadership, according to the release.
Eligibility and guidelines are included with the application, and can be downloaded at kyfb.com/federation/. All applications must be postmarked by July 1.
Entries will be narrowed down to the top three applicants over the summer, and finalists will be announced in mid-August. Judges will visit the three finalists in mid-September to conduct interviews and see their operations in action. The winner will be announced at the organization’s 2013 state annual meeting in Louisville on Dec. 6.
Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Farmer of the Year” will receive $1,000 from Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation and will be presented with a commemorative award during the organization’s annual meeting in December. State finalists will receive $250 from Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.