Agriculture Awards Now Accepting Applications
The Alleghany Agricultural Advisory Board (AAAB) is planning their 2020 Agriculture Awards banquet for February 2021.
The AAAB established this awards program to recognize local farmers for their accomplishments in the agriculture field. An exact date has not been set as of yet and more details will be forthcoming when available.
The Board is seeking applications for the following categories: Young/Beginning Producer, Century Farm, and Agricultural Hall of Fame.
The Young/Beginning Producer Award will recognize any young man or woman who is in the beginning or developmental stages of their agricultural career. The goal is to provide recognition to those are who are showing signs of growth and knowledge both professionally and personally. Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 40. Individuals may be part-time or full-time farmers/producers. One application will be selected as the award recipient.
Applicants who can show evidence of continuous family ownership of their farm for the past 100 years are encouraged to apply for the Century Farm Award. This designation is made through the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Alleghany residents who have rendered distinguished service in the science and art of agriculture should apply for the Agriculture Hall of Fame Award. The performance of this individual must be outstanding and as a result of his or her efforts, the cause of agriculture materially benefited. The field activity may have been primarily scientific, practical farming or a personality who led a great movement of agricultural progress.
Individuals may complete an application or be nominated by someone. Applications for all categories are available online at the Alleghany County website and the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Alleghany County website or can be mailed from the Soil and Water Conservation District and Cooperative Extension Services located at 90 S. Main Street, Sparta.
Deadline for applications is June 1, 2020.
Applications may be turned in to one of the offices listed above or may be mailed to:
Alleghany SWCD N.C. Cooperative Extension Services
P.O. Box 127 or P.O. Box 7
Sparta, NC 28675 Sparta, NC 28675
For more information or questions on the award categories or to request an application please call 336-372-7777 or 336-372-5597.