Nominations Open for Farm Dog of the Year

Farmers are invited to submit nominations for the 2025 Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year contest, which comes with cash prizes and bragging rights.

It’s the seventh year of the contest, supported by Nestle Purina PetCare, which celebrates farm dogs and the many ways they support farmers and ranchers.

The grand prize winner will be the Farm Bureau Farm Dog of the Year and take home a year’s worth of Purina Pro Plan dog food and $5,000 in prize money.

The winner will be recognized at a Farm Dog of the Year award ceremony at the Farm Bureau Convention in San Antonio, Texas, in January 2025.

“Farm dogs play an important role on the farm, coming alongside farmers to pitch in and to keep us company in our work,” says AFBF President Zippy Duvall.

Desired attributes for the winner include helpfulness to the farmer and family, playfulness, and obedience.