Chamber accepting farm family nominations

Published 3:35 pm Saturday, January 17, 2015

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

Selection Criteria include:

• Full-time farmer (majority of income must come from farming).

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• Farmed at least 5 years.

• Have some involvement in the community organizations.

• Not previously been an award recipient.

• Able to attend recognition program in August at Farmfest and participate in Freeborn County Farm Family recognition in March.

The Chamber agriculture committee and the University of Minnesota extension service sponsor the award. Applications will be accepted until Feb. 20 and can be picked up at the Chamber office, located in the Northbridge Mall at 2580 Bridge Ave. in Albert Lea, the Freeborn County Extension Office or by visiting the events page at