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Iowa Farm Families to be Honored at State Fair

   Six Iowa farm families will be honored as recipients of The Way We Live Award at the 2013 Iowa State Fair.    Each family will be recognized for their love of the land and the product they produce in award ceremonies during the Fair. "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18.
   The Way We Live Award recognizes industrious Iowa families who demonstrate a daily dedication to animal agriculture and exemplify farm values derived from hard work and a love for the occupation of farming. Entrants were asked to submit a short essay describing how living on a farm and choosing the occupation of farming has shaped their family's life. Six recipients of the award were chosen from a pool of 64 entries representing a variety of commodities and locations throughout Iowa.
   Each family will receive a prize package including $250 cash, Fair admission tickets, free parking, Fair food tickets, and recognition in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center during the Fair.
   The families recognized are as follows:
   1.) Anderson family from Boone
   2.) Boyle family from Danbury
   3.) Metzger family from Lester
   4.) Pellett family from Atlantic
   5.) Seyb family from Donnellson
   6.) Zelle family from Waverly
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