RALEIGH — While the 2023 N.C. State Fair is still a couple of months away, competition applications and event planning are already in motion.
The fair officials have opened up nominations to honor 11 farm families to be recognized as the Tractor Supply Company’s “Farm Family of the Day.” This is the third year Tractor Supply Company has sponsored the program to celebrate farm families behind the state’s “$103.2 billion agriculture and agribusiness industry.”
“The State Fair’s earliest beginnings sought to elevate the understanding of new agricultural practices and technology. Helping people make the connection between farming and the food that they enjoy is one of our top missions at the N.C. State Fair each year,” Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said in a press release. “Thanks to Tractor Supply Company, we can help tell the story of our farmers because they are the individuals out there every day working to grow the food, fiber and fuel that we need to survive.”
Nominations and applications for Farm Family of the Day will be open through Sept. 15. Families will be Applications can be found at ncstatefair.org/2023/Attractions/FarmFamilyOfTheDay.htm.
Families receiving the award will get an N.C. State Fair gift basket containing fair tickets, ride passes and “additional swag” provided by Tractor Supply Company and the N.C. State Fair.
This year’s fair runs from Oct. 12-22 at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. More information on the upcoming fair, competitions and events can be found at ncstatefair.org.