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Innovative Young Farmer Award nominations sought

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RALEIGH­— Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award. The award is given by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum in Kenly and sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina.

Eligible nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 40 as of Jan. 1, 2020. Nominees are to either be in school for agriculture/agribusiness or have worked in the agriculture industry for less than 10 years.

The application process, open until Dec. 6, allows nominees to discuss how they are positively influencing their operation as well as the greater agricultural community in North Carolina.

The Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award is presented annually at the Breakfast with the Commissioner held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show at the N.C. State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

“Agriculture continues to be the No. 1 industry in North Carolina,” said Dave Corum, CEO of AgCarolina Farm Credit. “We are proud to support young farmers for their innovation and leadership. Recognizing these farmers for their commitment to the industry is important, and we are proud to partner with the N.C. Tobacco Farm Life Museum.”

To apply for this award, visit the Tobacco Farm Life Museum website at Applications must be submitted online.