Hagerstown, Md. (July 27, 2016) – With an abundance of rich agricultural lands filled with products and commodities that support our community, state and nation, the Washington County Department of Business Development is pleased to open nominations for the 2016-17 Washington County Farm of the Year.
Designed to recognize and honor the rich agricultural heritage embedded in Washington County, the Farm of the Year Award application is open to all farms located primarily in the County on five or more acres of land. Applications must be submitted by August 19, 2016.
To qualify, entrants must:
Judging will occur August 22-26. Criteria categories total 350 points and include:
Proficiency in agriculture production
Dedication to agriculture
Planning for the next generation
Judges discretion points
The DBD Agricultural Business Development office will recognize one outstanding farm and farm family that exemplifies the heritage of farming in Washington County in September 2016, at the Agricultural Education Center.
This award, in part, showcases excellence in agriculture and promotes a greater understanding of the challenges faced by today’s farmers. For more information or to obtain an application, please visit http://hagerstownedc.org/agbusinessdevelopment or contact Leslie Hart, Agricultural Business Development Specialist at:
Washington County Department of Business Development
100 W. Washington Street, Suite 1401
Hagerstown, MD 21740
About the Washington County Department of Business Development,
Agricultural Business Development
Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The DBD, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing and managing economic development strategies and implementing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The DBD interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit www.hagerstownedc.org/agricultural-marketing for more information.
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