2024 Iowa State Fair Way We Live Award Entries Now Open

DES MOINES, IA (03/26/2024) (readMedia)-- The Iowa State Fair, Pioneer and media sponsors Iowa Farmer Today and WHO Radio, The Big Show, are seeking entries for the 2024 Way We Live Award. The Way We Live Award, in its 16th year of recognizing outstanding farm families, will be awarded to six Iowa families who exemplify hard working farm values and a love for the occupation of farming. So far, the Way We Live Award has been given to 89 well-deserving Iowa families.

To nominate your family or someone you know, submit an entry form that describes how living on a farm and choosing the occupation of farming has shaped the family's life. All entries must include a family picture that illustrates the family's commitment to their farming operation.

Entry forms can be printed or filled out on the Iowa State Fair website: http://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/the-way-we-live-award/. All entries must be postmarked or submitted by May 15, 2024.

Winners will receive a prize package including $250 cash, Fair admission, a parking pass, food vouchers, a one-night stay courtesy of the Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus and recognition on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage and in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center during the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2024.

Eligible families must be residents of Iowa and the farming operation can be centered around any agricultural commodity. Families may be nominated by a member of the family or by others.

Nominations must be submitted online (www.iowastatefair.org) or postmarked by May 15, 2024, and sent to:

Iowa State Fair

Emily Wynn

PO Box 57130

Des Moines, Iowa 50317-0003

Or e-mail all materials to ewynn@iowastatefair.org

For a listing of previous winners, visit http://www.iowastatefair.org/participate/the-way-we-live-award/.

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Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair, located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines, is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment, and achievement. Catch Fair Fever at the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18, 2024. For more information, visit www.iowastatefair.org.