Tobacco Farm Life Museum



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"Preserving a Heritage and Celebrating a Way of Life”

Hwy 301 North  P.O. Box 88  Kenly, North Carolina 27542

919-284-3431  Fax 919-284-9788  www.tobaccofarmlifemuseum.org


Nomination form for

Innovative Young Farmer of the Year” Award


The purpose of this award is to promote and encourage the continuation of the agriculture industry in North Carolina. By honoring an individual for this award, it will show the industry and the public that agriculture is still a viable and vibrant profession.
Nominee Qualifications:

  1. Nominee must be between the ages of 18 and 40 as of January 1, 2015.

  2. Nominee should either be in school for agriculture/agribusiness or have worked in the industry for less than ten (10) years.

  3. Nominees will be judged based on answers to the questions on the applications.


Requirements for Nomination:

  1. Entry forms must be completed, including the background information section in either a typed font or legible print.

  2. Nominee must sign the application.

  3. Questions for the nominee are to be answered in an essay format, not to exceed 50 words per question.

  4. Completed applications should be mailed to the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and must be postmarked on or before January 6, 2015.




Background Information:

Nominee Name: ________________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: ____________________________________________ Age: ______________________

County_________________


Home Phone: _____________________________ Cell Phone: _____________________________


Email Address: _______________________________________________________________________________

Currently Attending School? Yes No

Ag Status
Owner
Partnership Renter Manager





Personal background information (family, education, etc, ) _______________________________________________________________________________

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Civic or community organizations that you participate in: _______________________________________________________________________________

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List leadership roles you currently hold within your community: _______________________________________________________________________________

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Brief description of your farming operation:


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Nominee Questions:



Why did you enter agriculture/agribusiness and what your goals?


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Describe the ways you measure and evaluate the management of your farming operation.


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Describe any new technology or activity you have implemented on your farm.

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Please state what your future goals are in the field of agriculture/agribusiness.


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Describe your plans for future expansion, improvement or changes in your farm.

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The state needs the assistance of our young farmers to advocate for the agriculture industry. As a young farmer, how will you go about advocating for your farm, your crops and/or your livestock?


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Why are you qualified to be The Innovative Young Farmer of the Year?


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Use additional sheets for your answers as needed.


Upon completion of your application, mail the application to:
Tobacco Farm Life Museum If you have any questions, call us at 919-284-3431

P O Box 88

Kenly, NC 27542

Thank you for your interest in applying for the honor of becoming the recipient for the second annual

“Innovative Young Farmer” Award.

Nominee Signature: ____________________________________________


Date Rec.___________ Reviewed Date and Signatures ________________________________

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Nomination form for



Innovative Young Farmer of the Year” Award



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