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Farmer of the Year Contest

DanGeneral, This Land of Ours

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Cathy Isom tells us about the Farmer of the Year contest that will award not one – but three important people for handwork and dedication to agriculture. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.

Farmer of the Year Contest


From: Farmers Almanac

Farmers’ Almanac is Looking to Honor Outstanding Farmers

Brought to you by the Farmers’ Almanac and the American Farm Bureau Federation®

Celebrating the 200th edition of the Farmers’ Almanac would not be complete without honoring a profession that is even older than we are – farming. The people who work in agriculture are vital to our everyday life, and we’d like to thank them in the pages of the Farmers’ Almanac.

From the food on our tables, to the clothes on our backs, farmers and ranchers are the backbones of our country. Today, people who live far removed from the farm are showing more and more interest in where their food comes from, and yearn to reconnect with those who are dedicated to feeding our families. So, we want to share some stories of exemplary farmers and ranchers and honor three of the best with the title of “Farmers’ Almanac Farmer Of The Year.”

Looking for Outstanding Farmers and Ranchers to Honor

Together with the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the Farmers’ Almanac is searching for outstanding farmers and ranchers from all over the country to share stories of how they actively contribute to the agricultural community, embrace and explore innovations and technologies, and are true leaders and inspirations in their respective farming fields.

We’re looking for nominees who have figured out how to keep their centuries-old, family-run farms alive and thriving, as well as newcomers who may have just started out in farming or ranching.


All nominations must be received by January 31, 2017, and can only be submitted online at:


Winners will be announced in the 2018 Farmers’ Almanac and on our web site.

Learn more about How to Enter and the Prizes here.