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PRIMGHAR—The O’Brien County Value-Added Agriculture Steering Committee established its annual Agriculture Hall of Fame Award in 2001 to recognize those who make noteworthy contributions to the agricultural community.

In 2016, a business category was added and in the following years, an individual and a business were recognized with the award.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee was unable to recognize the 2020 recipients last year.

Therefore, the Value-Added Agriculture Committee will be presenting the 2020 and 2021 Ag Hall of Fame awards this year.

The committee invites the public to attend a short award ceremony, which will be held 7:50 p.m. Monday, July 26, at the O’Brien County Fair in Primghar, right before the crowning of the fair king and queen at 8 p.m.

According to the Value-Added Agriculture Steering Committee, the successful candidate for this award must have demonstrated leadership, stewardship, community service and service to the agricultural industry.

They also must be an O’Brien County resident or someone who engages in agricultural activity in the county.

O’Brien County Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations are accepted year-round.

For more information, contact Kiana Johnson at O’Brien County Economic Development at 712-957-1313 or e-mail ocedc@tcaexpress.net.