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Applications for Washington County Farm of the Year award due Friday, Aug. 3

July 31, 2012

The agricultural marketing division of the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission is accepting applications for the 2012 Washington County Farm of the Year.

The award, based upon numerous criteria, will recognize an outstanding farm and farm family that exemplify the heritage of farming in Washington County.

Applications must be submitted by Friday  Aug. 3. Applications must include the name of the principal farm operator/owner, who must have been in business for at least five years.

Judging will take place during the second and third weeks of August.

The Washington County Farm of the Year Award will be presented at the Washington County Agriculture Education Center on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The award is open to all farms located primarily in Washington County. Farms must be at least 5 acres in size.

For more information or to obtain an application, please go to www.washco-agmarket.net, or call Leslie Hart at 301-432-4782.

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