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Farm of the year nominations sought

July 11, 2011

The Washington County Agriculture Marketing Department, Economic Development Commission has announced the creation of a new local award, the Washington County Farm of the Year.  

Washington County has an abundance of rich agricultural lands filled with products and commodities that support the community, state and nation. The award is designed to recognize and honor this rich heritage.

The award will be based upon criteria including production, conservation, preservation, community involvement and dedication to farming and agriculture.  
Applications must be submitted by Aug. 5.
 
Judging will occur during the second and third weeks of August. The award will be presented at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center on Saturday, Aug. 27.

 The award is open to all farms in the county that are at least 5 acres.

For more information, call 301-432-4782 or 301-573-7039 (cell), email lhart@washco-md.net or go to www.washco-agmarket.net.

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