Nominations Open for State Fair Award to Recognize Farm Family Values
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 Des Moines, IA
The Iowa State Fair and WHO News Radio 1040 are searching for nominations for the 2016 Way We Live Award to honor farm families that exemplify the unique values derived from hard work and a love for the occupation of farming.
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. Nominated families should be dedicated to animal agriculture in their daily lives and in the lives of their family members. 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, 2016.
Winners will receive a prize package including $250 cash, Fair admission tickets, parking, Fair food vouchers and recognition during the Fair in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center.
Eligible families must be residents of Iowa and their farming operation must be centered on animal agriculture. The families may be nominated by a member of their 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 email@example.com
The Way We Live Award has been given to 40 families in Iowa over the past 7 years. For a listing of 2015 winners, visit http://www.iowastatefair.org/competition/the-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.