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Does Your Pup Have What it Takes to Win Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year?

Newsroom / September 27, 2018

Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, brought to you by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. The contest celebrates farm dogs who work alongside their people to bring nutritious food to our tables and our pets’ bowls.

The grand prize winner – Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year – will win a year’s worth of Purina dry dog food and $5,000 in prize money for the farmer and his or her spouse/family to offset travel costs to attend the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in New Orleans, Jan. 11-16, 2019. The winner will be recognized at the Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the convention. Up to four runners-up will win $1,000 each in prize money.

“Farm dogs play an important role on our farms and ranches, doing their part every day to help farm families,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall. “They can lighten the workload and enrich our lives by providing faithful and playful companionship. We’re excited for this special opportunity to honor these loyal members of our farm families.”

Desired attributes in the Farm Dog of the Year include helpfulness to the farmer and his/her family, playfulness and obedience.

Farm dog owners must be Farm Bureau members to enter their dogs in the competition. Applicants who are not Farm Bureau members can visit to learn about becoming a member.

Eligibility guidelines and submission requirements are available online at Farm Dog of the Year nominations, which include written responses to questions, still photos and a video clip, must be received by Oct. 12, 2018, for consideration.

About Nestle Purina PetCare Company
Nestlé Purina PetCare promotes responsible pet care, community involvement and the positive bond between people and their pets. A premiere global manufacturer of pet products, Nestlé Purina PetCare is part of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., a global leader in nutrition, health and wellness.

Purina is a sponsor of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture’s annual Night Out at the AFBF Annual Convention.

About American Farm Bureau Federation
The American Farm Bureau is committed to working through our grassroots organizations to enhance and strengthen the lives of rural Americans and to build strong, prosperous agricultural communities.

Cyndie Shearing
Director, Internal Communications
(202) 406-3649
Shiloh Perry
Media Relations Specialist
(202) 406-3643

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