Farm Dog of the Year nominations accepted until Sept. 2
Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, sponsored by Purina. This is the second year of the contest, which celebrates farm dogs who work alongside their people to bring nutritious food to our tables and our pets’ bowls.
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 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, Jan. 17-22, 2020. The winner will be recognized at the Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the convention. Up to four runners-up will win $1,000 each in prize money.
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. Applicants who are not Farm Bureau members can visit www.fb.org/join to learn about becoming a member.
Eligibility guidelines and submission requirements are available online at www.fb.org/2020farmdog. Farm Dog of the Year nominations, which include written responses to questions, still photos and a video clip (optional), must be received by Sept. 2 for consideration.