Nominations Open For O’Brien County Ag Hall Of Fame

Primghar, Iowa — The O’Brien County Agriculture Steering Committee has opened nominations to their 2024 Agriculture Hall of Fame from now until Friday, June 14, 2024.

The O’Brien County Value Added Agriculture Steering Committee tells us they established their annual Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards in 2001 to recognize outstanding citizens who make significant contributions to the agricultural community of O’Brien County and to encourage participation in the Ag sector. In 2016, nominations were opened up to businesses that make a difference in the O’Brien County Ag community.

Any person or business residing in O’Brien County or engaging in ag-related activity in the county is eligible to be nominated for the award. They say the successful candidate must have demonstrated leadership, stewardship, community service, and service to the agricultural industry. Nomination forms are available at O’Brien County Economic Development or the Farm Bureau office both in Primghar and at The Hall of Fame Award Winner will be announced at the O’Brien County Fair just prior to the O’Brien County Fair King and Queen Coronation ceremony on Monday, July 22nd at approximately 7:50 p.m.

The O’Brien County Value Added Ag Steering Committee tells us their organization was formed in 1998 when the O’Brien County Economic Development Corporation identified the need for a coordinated effort to promote value-added agriculture. The O’Brien County Value Added Ag Committee is a diverse group of producers, community and agri-business leaders that will search out and assist with the establishment of Value-Added Agriculture to create economic opportunities for residents and to develop marketable products using Ag resources in a manner consistent with their quality of life statement.

For additional information on O’Brien County Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations, contact Kiana Johnson, O’Brien County Economic Development at 712.957.1313 or e-mail