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Applicants Sought for 2023 Farming Heritage Award

Date: March 15, 2023

Farming families are being sought as applicants for the 2023 Farming Heritage Award that is being offered by the State Fair of West Virginia and West Virginia Farm Bureau.

The Farming Heritage Award will be presented to a family that has strived to maintain its rural lifestyle by contributing to the community, acting as role models, dedicating time to efficient agricultural production, and maintaining the upkeep of their farm through generations.

The winning family will be treated to an award ceremony during the WV State Fair on Thursday, August 17th, as well as an award luncheon, overnight accommodations, free admission, preferred parking, and a Natural Stone Sign award with the family's name that may be displayed indoors or outdoors. A photo and brief biography of the winners will also be displayed in the Gus R. Douglass Annex during the fair.

"The Farming Heritage Award honors an agricultural family and their multi-generation contributions to their community and to West Virginia. The official state seal of West Virginia, featuring a farmer, is also the logo of the award program,” said Kelly Collins, CEO of the State Fair of West Virginia.

Entry forms may be completed by family members or by someone who wants to nominate a family for consideration. Judging will be conducted by an independent panel of judges.

All entries must be postmarked or emailed by Thursday, June 1, 2023. See application for full details.

Entry forms are available here, or by calling the WVFB office at 304-472-2080.

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