HAGERSTOWN, MD (July 11, 2018) – Washington County’s Department of Business Development continues to thrive with abundant agricultural lands that are filled with products and commodities that support our community, state, and nation. The County is pleased to open nominations for the 2018-2019 Washington County Farm of the Year .

Designed to recognize and honor the rich agricultural heritage embedded in Washington County, the Farm of the Year Award application is open to all farms located primarily in the County on five or more acres of land.

Applications must be submitted by September 17, 2018.

To qualify, entrants must:
  • Operate a farm or agricultural business or know a farm or agricultural business primarily located in Washington County, Maryland.
  • Include the principal farm operator/owner and have been in business for a minimum of five years. Farm must be on at least five acres of agriculturally zoned land.
  • Complete and submit an application by September 17, 2018.
  • Be available for judging September 19-28, 2018.
  • Attend an awards ceremony in October 2018 to be recognized by the Washington County Board of County Commissioners. Date to be determined.