>The Outstanding Young Farmer program Vermont deadline was extended an
>additional 2 weeks. That means you have until September 15 to identify
>and complete the nomination package for an outstanding young farmer.
>Key points about the program:
>nominee must not turn 40 before January 1, 2006
>nominee must derive 2/3 of income from farm operation
>may work in partnership or other arrangement with someone not qualified to
>nominee must be willing to attend the OYF congress if selected as a
>national winner, spouse is invited to go with winner
>nominee must submit financial information if selected as the Vermont state
>winner (not required for state competition)
>nominee may work on any type of agricultural farm
>Why should someone want to be nominated?
>$$$ for select group of national winners
>national winners meet outstanding farmers from all over US
>visit headquarters of John Deere at this year's national congress
>Why should you nominate someone?
>build relationship with an outstanding farmer
>bring recognition to UVM Extension--this is sponsored by UVM Extension in VT
>have opportunity to travel to Moline for the OYF congress if your nominee
>is selected a national winner
>John Deere was from Vermont so we let's send a Vermont winner to attend
>the 50th Congress in Moline, IL!!
>Julie Smith, DVM, PhD
>University of Vermont Extension Dairy Specialist
>Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science
>113 Terrill Hall, 570 Main Street
>Burlington, VT 05405
>Phone: 802-656-4496 / Fax: 802-656-8196 / E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Center for Sustainable Agriculture at UVM
63 Carrigan Drive - Ag. Eng. Bldg. Room 107
Burlington, Vt. 05405