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 – will win a year’s worth of Purina Pro-Plan dog food and $5,000 in prize money. The winner will be recognized at a Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the American Farm Bureau Federation Convention in January 2024. Up to three regional runners-up will each win $1,000 in prize money.
Members of the public are invited to vote online for their favorite dog in the People’s Choice Pup contest as part of the overall competition. The People’s Choice Pup will win bragging rights and a $1,000 cash prize from Purina. The winner of People’s Choice Pup, along with the Farm Dog of the Year and runners-up, will be announced in January at the American Farm Bureau Convention.
Meet Tough, Farm Bureau’s 2023 Farm Dog of the Year. Kansas Farm Bureau members Denny and Donna Ashcraft depend on this Border Collie to work livestock on their farm. “She lives to work, and she lives for Denny,” is how Donna describes what makes Tough tick.
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.