STATEVILLE, N.C. — The 2019 Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award, given by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina, is presented annually at the Breakfast with the Commissioner. This breakfast event is held in conjunction with the Southern Farm Show at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.
Eligible nominees must be between the ages of 18 and 40 as of January 1, 2020. Nominees are to either be in school for agriculture/agribusiness or have worked in the agriculture industry for less than ten years. The application process, open until December 6, 2019, enables nominees to discuss means by which they are positively impacting their operation, as well as the greater agricultural community in North Carolina.
–Carolina Farm Credit