Farm City Nominations 2017

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2017 Farm City Week Award Nominations

In the annual celebration of Farm City Week, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center, in collaboration with local civic organizations and sponsors, would like to recognize members of the community who have made a difference in the lives of the citizens of Yancey County. Winners chosen in each of the following categories will be recognized with a plaque at the annual Farm City Week breakfast held the first Thursday in December.

Educator: Teacher, Principal, or instructor who has exemplified extraordinary dedication to the education of the citizens of Yancey County.
Farmer:  A farmer who has worked to satisfy the agricultural needs of the people of the county, and to improve agricultural standards in our area.
Youth:  Any high school student that has made particular accomplishments in community service, leadership, academics, or extracurricular activities.
Homemaker:  Any citizen of Yancey County who embodies the spirit of homemaking and care giving.
Business & Industry:  Any citizen who has promoted Business and Industry and supported the growth of the local economy. This award alternates each year between Business and Industry. This year we will recognize Business.
Sustainable Agriculture:  Anyone who promotes farmland preservation and farming practices that enhance long-term productivity of the land.
Citizenship:  Anyone in the community who volunteers to help make the community and county better, cleaner, or safer.
Next Generation in Agriculture:  Anyone under 30 years of age who is demonstrating a commitment to a career in agriculture.
Women in Agriculture:  Any woman actively involved or one who inspires other women to be actively involved in agriculture.
Unsung Hero:  Anyone who works behind the scenes to help get the job done in a supportive or service role. (Example:  customer service, support personnel, etc.)
Women in Business: Any woman who has promoted Business and supported the growth of the local economy.

Any member of the community can submit nominations in any or all of the categories listed by returning the nomination form by Wednesday, November 8th, to the Yancey County Extension Center, located at 30E US Hwy 19E Bypass, Burnsville, NC 28714. You may also email your nominations to Former recipients are not eligible to win a second time. You will find a link to the nomination form and a list of past recipients below this article. You can also pick up a nomination form at the Yancey County Extension Center.

If there is someone who has made a difference in your life and the lives of others let us know. Please send in those nominations and help us recognize someone who has made a difference in your life!

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