IOWA FARM BUREAU CALLS FOR EXCELLENCE IN AG AWARD NOMINATIONS PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Heather Lilienthal   
Tuesday, 03 July 2012 09:42

Award honors achievement, leadership, commitment to ag, community

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – July 3, 2012 – It’s one thing to succeed in agriculture and another to be honored for excellence. Each year, the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) recognizes one young farmer with the Excellence in Ag Award at the IFBF annual meeting in December.

Counties can nominate young Farm Bureau members online at www.iowafarmbureau.com and click on the Bob Joslin Award link. Nominations are due Aug. 31.

The award celebrates a young farmer who demonstrates outstanding leadership qualities in Farm Bureau, agriculture and his/her community. Jay Lynch, a grain farmer from Humboldt, was last year’s winner.

“It’s quite an honor, especially because I give Farm Bureau a lot of credit for getting me actively involved,” Lynch said. “Hopefully, I’ll have done enough good to offset some of what they’ve given to me.”

The Joslin Award winner receives a plaque, a $750 gift card from GROWMARK and expense-paid trips to the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in Nashville, the GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago and the IFBF Young Farmer conference in West Des Moines.

The Excellence in Ag Award is given in memory of Bob Joslin, who served as IFBF president from January 1986 to December 1987 and was known for his support and encouragement of young farmers.

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