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National Farm-City Council seeks nominations for Charles Eastin Award

National Farm-City Council Published on 03 August 2011

The National Farm-City Council, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing links between farm families and urban residents, is now seeking nominations for the first annual Charles Eastin Outstanding Service Award, paying tribute to an outstanding individual who has contributed to Farm-City activities as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences.

The award is in honor of Charles "Charlie" Eastin, DVM, who passed away earlier this year and played a fundamental role in Farm-City activities. A board member for many years, Eastin was especially active in planning and initiating Farm-City events in the Lexington, Kentucky, area.



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 Council website for nomination rules and the application form. The completed application should be forwarded by Sept. 30 to 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 to or 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. PD


—From National Farm-City Council news release