The National Farm-City Council is seeking nominations for its second annual Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award.
The award pays tribute to an outstanding individual within the United States who has contributed to Farm-City activities as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences.
The national award is in honor of Dr. Charles "Charlie" Eastin, DVM, who played a fundamental role in Farm-City activities. A board member for many years, Eastin was especially active in planning and initiating Farm-City events in the Lexington, KY, area.
Last year, Ferenc X. Vegh, Jr., Shelby County, KY, won the award for his work reviving the Shelby County Farm-City Banquet, one of the oldest such gatherings in the nation.
Nominees to the Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award can be any person 25-years-old or older, who has actively supported national, state or local Farm-City initiatives. He or she can be nominated by anyone active in a Farm-City program.
The award will be presented to the recipient at the National Farm-City Symposium and Farm-City Week kickoff luncheon Nov. 13 in St. Joseph, MO. The winner will be reimbursed for travel expenses.
Those interested in nominating an individual should go to the National Farm-City Council website at www.farmcity.org
for nomination rules and the application form. The application deadline is Sept. 30.
The National Farm-City Council is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing links between farm families and urban residents.