Farmer of the Year application period opens

Published 9:57 pm Sunday, October 29, 2017

RALEIGH — AgCarolina Farm Credit announces applications are being accepted for the 2018 Innovative Farmer of the Year Award given by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum.

Eligible nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 40. Nominees are to either be in school for agriculture or have worked in the agriculture industry for less than 10 years. The application process, open until Dec. 31, enables nominees to discuss means by which they are positively impacting their operation, as well as the greater agricultural community in North Carolina.

The Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award is presented annually at the Breakfast with the Commissioner held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

“North Carolina is well known for our abundance in agriculture,” said Dave Corum, AgCarolina Farm Credit’s president and CEO. “At Farm Credit, we feel it is vital to reward young farmers who are driving the agriculture industry forward. Being a sponsor of the Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award illustrates our commitment to the future leaders of agriculture.”