In celebration of farm dogs who work alongside their people to bring nutritious food to our tables and our pets’ bowls, farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, brought to you by Purina.
Farm dog owners must be Farm Bureau members to enter their dogs in the competition. Applicants who are not Farm Bureau members can visit fb.org/join to learn about becoming a member.
Farm dogs lighten the workload and enrich our lives by providing faithful and playful companionship. — Zippy Duvall, AFBF President
One grand prize winner – Farm Dog of the Year – and up to four runners-up will be selected. The grand prize winner will be featured on American Farm Bureau and Purina websites and social media platforms. The prizes below will be awarded.
Grand Prize Winner
- One year’s worth of Purina dry dog food
- Recognition as the 2020 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year
- $5,000 in prize money for the farmer and his or her spouse/family to offset travel costs to attend an awards ceremony at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention in Austin, Texas, Jan. 17-22, 2020.
- Up to four (4) runners-up will each receive $1,000 in prize money.
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 judgement 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.
The entry deadline is September 2, 2019. Late entries will not be accepted. The winners will be notified via email on Sept. 25, 2019.
How to Enter
No purchase is necessary. Written responses to questions and still photos must be submitted to nominate your dog. Video clips are welcomed, but not required.