Chamber accepting applications for Farm Family of the Year Award

Published 9:32 am Friday, January 14, 2011

The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Farm Family of the Year.

Selection criteria for the applicant includes the following:

1. Must be a full-time farmer (majority of income must come from farming).

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2. Farmed for at least five years.

3. Have some involvement in community organizations.

4. Have not previously been an award recipient.

5. Be able to attend the recognition program in August at Farmfest and participate in a Freeborn County farm family recognition in March.

The Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee and the University of Minnesota Extension Service sponsor this award. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 10 and can be picked up at the Chamber Office, located in Northbridge Mall, 2580 Bridge Ave.; the Freeborn County Extension Office or downloaded at