Nominations now open for Iowa State Fair award to recognize farm family values

The Iowa State Fair and WHO News Radio 1040 are searching for nominations for the 2016 Way We Live Award to honor farm families that exemplify the unique values derived from hard work and a love for the occupation of farming. To enter or nominate someone, submit an entry form along with a 500-1500 word essay describing how living on a farm and choosing the occupation of farming has shaped the family’s life. All entries must include a family picture that illustrates the family’s commitment to their farming operation. Entry forms can be downloaded from the Iowa State Fair website: All entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by May 15 of this year and sent to:
The Way We Live Award
Iowa State Fair
P.O. Box 57130
Des Moines, IA 50317;
Or e-mail all materials to
Winners will receive a prize package including $250 cash, Fair admission tickets, parking, Fair food vouchers and recognition during the Fair in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center. Eligible families must be residents of Iowa and their farming operation must be centered on animal agriculture. The families may be nominated by a member of their family or by others.