Nominations Open for State Fair Award to Recognize Farm Family Values
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair, along with sponsors WHO News Radio 1040 and DuPont Pioneer are seeking nominations for 2017 Way We Live Awards. The Way We Live Award recognizes six Iowa families that exemplify the values derived from hard work on the farm and show a love for the occupation of farming. Over the past 8 years, Way We Live Awards have been given to 46 deserving Iowa families.
To enter or nominate someone you know, submit an entry form along with a 500-1500 word essay describing how living on a farm and choosing the occupation of farming has shaped the family’s life. All entries must include a family picture that illustrates the family’s commitment to their farming operation. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Iowa State Fair website: http://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/way-we-live-award/. All entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by May 15, 2017.
Winners will receive a prize package including $250 cash, Fair admission tickets, a parking pass, food vouchers and recognition in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center during the Fair, August 10-20, 2017.
Eligible families must be residents of Iowa and their farming operation must be centered around animal agriculture. Families may be nominated by a member of the family or by others.
Applications must be postmarked by May 15th and sent to:
The Way We Live Award
Iowa State Fair
PO Box 57130
Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003
Or e-mail all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
For a listing of previous winners, visit http://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/way-we-live-award/.
About Iowa State Fair
Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa’s greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. Nothing Compares to State Fair Moments, August 9-19, 2018. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.