QUINCY -- Nominations for the 26th annual Farm Family of the Year Award, sponsored by The Quincy Herald-Whig, will be accepted through Monday, Dec. 11.
The winner will be announced in the 2018 spring farm magazine, slated for publication in February.
The contest is open to farm families living within The Herald-Whig circulation area -- Adams, Brown, Hancock and Pike counties in Illinois and Clark, Knox, Lewis, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Ralls, Scotland and Shelby counties in Missouri.
Eligible farm families include those who:
º Rent or own grain, livestock or grain-livestock farms within The Herald-Whig circulation area.
º Involve one or more generation in the farm's operation.
º Use conservation practices on the farm.
º Participate in community activities, including churches or local government, or are active in farm-related organizations at the county, state or national level.
Nomination letters, and forms available online at whig.com, should include a detailed description of the family and farming operation, noting what makes the family a qualified candidate and the farm stand out among its neighbors.
Nomination letters and forms may be mailed to The Quincy Herald-Whig, Attention: Farm Family Contest, 130 S. Fifth, Quincy, IL 62301. Entries also may be faxed to The Herald-Whig at 217-221-3395 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about the contest is available by calling 217-221-3379 or 800-373-9444, ext. 13379.