Extension Committee looking for Isanti County outstanding farm family

Dear Editor:

Each year the Isanti County Extension Committee searches for a farm family to honor as one of the many outstanding farm families of Isanti County.

The Extension Committee is currently searching for such an outstanding farm family. The honorary award is given through Isanti County Extension and the University of Minnesota. The award is given at the June meeting of the Isanti County Board of Commissioners.

The family receives a plaque to commemorate the event and a certificate from the University of Minnesota. The family is also honored at Minnesota Farm Fest held in August of each year. Farm Fest is one of the largest agricultural events in the world with representatives from each Minnesota County and visitors from the surrounding 5 state area. Over 35,000 people attend this annual event with over 600 local and leading agricultural businesses represented. This year, Farm Fest will be held at Morgan, Minn. on Tuesday, Aug. 6.

We are looking for public nominations for this award. If you wish to nominate someone you believe to be an outstanding farm family this year, contact the county extension office at 763-689-1810 or call Gary at 320-396-3726 or email g_skarsten@msn.com or write to Isanti County Farm Family of the year at 1030 Southview Avenue, Braham, MN 55006. All nominations will be reviewed.

Please do your best to let the Isanti County Extension Committee award one of our many outstanding farm families this honor.

Gary Skarsten
Braham

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