Winners will be announced in the 2018 Farmers' Almanac and will be offered reimbursement for a one-year membership to their county Farm Bureau and a lifetime subscription to the Farmers' Almanac.

If you know a farmer deserving of recognition for dedication and hard work, consider nominating him or her for the Farmers’ Almanac Farmer of the Year.

Farmers’ Almanac, in partnership with the American Farm Bureau Federation, will honor three farmers. Nominations must be 300 words or less and meet the following criteria:

* Supporting the tradition: How long has the nominee been in their field? How did he or she get involved in agriculture and why?

* Innovation in agriculture: How has the nominee embraced technology or new ways of farming and ranching?

* Community involvement: How has the nominee engaged his/her community to support agriculture and/or teach us more about farming overall?

* Inspiration: How is the nominee a true leader in agriculture and why does he or she deserve to be recognized?

All nominations must be received by Jan. 31, 2017, at {farmersalmanac.com/farmeroftheyear}. Winners will be announced in the 2018 Farmers’ Almanac and will be offered reimbursement for a one-year membership to their county Farm Bureau and a lifetime subscription to the Farmers’ Almanac.