“Dog of the Year” Nominations are Open

The American Farm Bureau is inviting farmers to submit nominations for the 2021 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest.

This is the third year of the contest that celebrates farm dogs that work alongside farmers and ranchers to produce nutritious food for families and their pets across America. The grand prize winner gets a year’s worth of Purina dog food and $5,000 in prize money. The winner gets recognized at a Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the AFBF Convention coming up in January. Up to four regional runners-up will get $1,000 each in prize money.

“We’re pleased to continue this award, which provided a great point of connection for the general public to get a glimpse into farm life,” says AFB President Zippy Duvall. “It’s especially appropriate after a year of unprecedented challenges in agriculture to recognize the dual role farm dogs play as both working dogs and companions to farm families.”

Farm dog owners must be Farm Bureau members to enter their dogs in the competition. Owners can find more information at www.fb.org.