Deadline Nearing for Farm Dog of the Year Nominations

Dan General

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Farmers are being reminded nominations for the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest need to be in by September 2. The contest was developed to celebrate farm dogs who work alongside their people on the farm to feed America. The grand prize winner will win a year’s worth of Purina dry dog food and $5,000 in prize money for his or her farmer to offset travel costs to attend the 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention. AFBF will hold the convention January 17-22, 2020, in Austin, Texas.

AFBF President Zippy Duvall calls farm dogs “loyal members” of the farm and ranch families, saying the companions “lighten the workload and enrich our lives by providing faithful and playful companionship.” Desired attributes in the Farm Dog of the Year include helpfulness to the farmer and his/her family, playfulness and obedience.

Farm dog owners must be Farm Bureau members to enter their dogs in the competition. The winners will be notified via email on Sept. 25, 2019. Eligibility guidelines and submission requirements are available online at