Country singers Sara Evans and Phil Vassar will perform at the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s Foundation Night In on Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. Eastern. The online Foundation Night In is open to all who register for the American Farm Bureau’s Virtual Convention, Jan. 10-13. Registration for Virtual Convention is free and open to the public.
The first 1,200 people to register for Foundation Night In will receive a free copy of the Foundation’s 2021 Book of the Year, which will be revealed at the event. The Book of the Year author and illustrator will be virtually on hand to receive their recognition.
“Each Book of the Year is unique in its audience or its approach to storytelling or teaching about farming and ranching, but each and every book does a great job of educating people about agriculture and how it affects everyone’s lives. The next Book of the Year, which has already been selected but won't be announced until Foundation Night In, will continue the Foundation’s tradition of introducing readers to something they probably didn't know about agriculture,” said Foundation Executive Director Daniel Meloy.
Also during the event, the 2021 Farm Dog of the Year will be announced, as will the top 16 competitors in the AFB Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet.
“We’re really excited to pair Sara Evans’ and Phil Vassar’s talent with the excitement of revealing the Foundation’s Book of the Year, as well as the Farm Dog of the Year. Even better, because it’s a free virtual event, we can throw the ‘doors’ open to everyone who registers for the Virtual Convention,” Meloy said.
Evans’ and Vassar’s performances, as well as the 2021 Farm Dog of the Year contest, are sponsored by Nestle Purina Petcare. Farm Bureau Bank is providing for the Book of the Year to be mailed home to the first 1,200 registrants.