Nominees to the Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award can be any person over age 25 who actively has 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 on Nov. 17 in Lexington, Kentucky. The winner will be reimbursed for travel expenses.

Those interested in nominating an individual should go to the National Farm-City Councilwebsitefor nomination rules and the application form. The completed application should be forwarded bySept. 30to the state Farm-City contact identified on the website.

If no state contact is identified, the application should be endorsed by the local Farm-City organizers and forwarded by Sept. 30 to National Farm-City Council, P.O. Box 6825, Reading, PA 19610; the National Farm-City Council will verify the credibility of the applicant. State Farm-City contacts should submit the application tocontact@farmcity.orgor to the National Farm-City Council mailing address by Oct. 7.

Those completing the nomination should describe how this nominee has contributed to the success of Farm-City activities and provide evidence on the impact of this individual's actions in organizing Farm-City events. A three-member committee, including at least one member of the National Farm-City Council, will judge the applications and select the recipient. end_mark

—From National Farm-City Council news release