HARTFORD, Conn. — The Connecticut Agricultural Information Council (CAIC) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Connecticut Outstanding Young Farmer. Awarded annually during Ag Day at the Capitol, the Connecticut Outstanding Young Farmer Award recognizes the winner’s progress in their agricultural career, their soil and water conservation practices, and their contributions to the well-being of the community, the state, and the nation.
The purpose of the Outstanding Young Farmers Program is to bring about a greater interest in the farmer to foster better urban-rural relations through the understanding of the farmers’ endeavors, to develop a further appreciation for their contributions and achievements, and to inform the agribusiness community of the growing urban awareness of farmers’ importance and impact on America’s economy. The Connecticut OYF Program is modeled directly on the National OYF Program.
CAIC is also accepting nominations for the Century Farm and Ag Journalism awards. Nomination forms are available online.
–Connecticut Agricultural Information Council
Connecticut Department of Agriculture