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Nominations for Washington County farm of the year sought

June 25, 2012

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission is accepting nominations for Washington County Farm of the Year for 2012.

The commission’s agricultural marketing office will recognize one outstanding farm and farm family that exemplifies the heritage of farming in Washington County.  

The award will be based upon farming criteria, including production, conservation, preservation, community involvement, and dedication to farming and agriculture.  

Applications must be submitted by Aug. 3. 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. 25. 

The award is open to all farms in Washington County that have at least five acres.

For more information or to obtain an application, call 301-432-4782, send an email to lhart@washco-md.net or go to www.washco-agmarket.net.

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