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WI OYF Extends Nomination Deadline, Launches New Website
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 09/14/2017

The nomination deadline for the 2018 Wisconsin Outstanding Young Farmer award has been extended. Program coordinators say applications for nominees will now be accepted through October 1 for a variety producers of agricultural commodities.

Now in its 65th year, the award is based on 50-percent progress in their ag career, 25-percent from soil and water conservation and 25-percent for contributions to their community, state and nation. Successful applicants will then compete for the top award during the Wisconsin OYF Awards Weekend in Watertown this January. They will also be vying for the 'Speak Up for Agriculture' award during that weekend.

Nominees must be younger than 40 years of age and derive at least two-thirds of their income from farming.

Meanwhile, event planners also announced this week that the OYF program has launched a new website. Visitors can find nomination and award application forms, information on the program's criteria, sponsor recognition and lists of former winners and finalists.

The site was designed by USAgNet LLC/Wisconsin Ag Connection. It can be viewed at: www.wi-oyf.org

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