The Farm Dog of the Year contest celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers in producing nutritious food for families and their pets across America. Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2024 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, supported by Purina.
The grand prize winner—Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year—won a year’s worth of Purina Pro-Plan dog food and $5,000 in prize money. The winner was recognized at a Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in January 2024. Three regional runners-up each won $1,000 in prize money.
Meet the 2024 Farm Dog of the Year, Skippy. After Donald Adams was injured on the farm, he faced a long road to recovery. Skippy joined the Adams family and quickly became more than just a farm dog. Thanks to Skippy, Donald continues to farm, growing stronger every day.
Members of the public were invited to vote online for their favorite dog in the People’s Choice Pup contest as part of the overall competition. Over 100,000 votes were cast for the 2024 People's Choice Pup. Casper, a Great Pyrenees from Georgia took home a $1,000 cash prize, but his owner, John Wierwille, directed the funds to LifeLine Animal Project. LifeLine cared for Casper after he was injured by coyotes while protecting his flock of sheep.
For the 2024 contest, the American Farm Bureau Federation, with support from Nestlé Purina PetCare, will recognize a grand prize winner – Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year – as well as up to three regional runners-up and a People’s Choice Pup.
Prizes provided by Nestlé Purina PetCare include –
A panel of judges selected by the American Farm Bureau Federation shall select the winners. Judging of the contest will be based on nomination materials submitted. Desired attributes in the Farm Dog of the Year are helpfulness to the farmer and his/her family, playfulness and obedience.
Contestants agree that the sole and final judgment as to all matters concerning the contest and interpretation of contest rules are at the sole discretion of the American Farm Bureau Federation, and their officers and staff.
No purchase necessary to enter. Void where prohibited. By entering, entrant agrees to be bound by these official rules.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the contest.