David and Jenny Felt of Adel will be recognized as one of 10 recipients of The Way We Live Award at the 2018 Iowa State Fair. The family will be honored in an award ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 11:30 a.m. on the Christensen Farm Stage in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center.
The Way We Live Award recognizes Iowa families for their hard work and love of farming. Each family exemplifies a dedication to animal agriculture and strong farm values. Each entrant was asked to submit a short essay describing how the occupation of farming and living on a farm has shaped their life. Ten families were chosen out of forty entries from a variety of commodities and areas in Iowa.
The Felt family has always had a passion for agriculture. David became a partner in Felt Family Farms after moving home in 1991, making him a 4th generation farmer. David and his wife Jenny, along with their three children Mackenzie, Marissa and Cody raise hay, corn and soybeans, and have a feedlot operation. For 20+ years, have raised chickens with Hy-Line International. From farming a Century Farm to winning awards for land stewardship, holding board positions in the community, being a township trustee, as well as, 4-H leaders, David & Jenny are spokesman for the Ag industry. David has said many times he wants to leave this land better than he found it for the next generation.
The Way We Live Award is sponsored by DuPont Pioneer, Iowa Farmer Today and the WHO Big Show. The award started in 2009 has recognized 62 outstanding Iowa farm families so far.
Each award winning family receives a prize package of $250, complimentary admission tickets, free parking, various coupons and recognition in the Paul R. Knapp Animal Learning Center during the Fair.
For more information on past award winners or the current 2018 Way We Live Award winning families, visit www.iowastatefair.org/participate/way-we-live-award/.