Extension has honored 75 families, one from each participating county, with the 2011 University of Minnesota Farm Family of the Year Award. The award recognizes the families' contributions to agriculture and their local communities. The awards will be presented at the annual Farmfest at the Gilfillan Estate near Redwood Falls on August 4. An Extension news release provides the names of all, and highlights the businesses of some, recognized families. Profiles of all the families can be found at on the University's farm family website.
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