Nominations for the Coles County Farmer of the Year are now being accepted by the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce. The purpose of this award is to formally recognize the accomplishments and achievements of a Coles County Farmer. The winner of the award will be announced on Tuesday evening, July 3rd, as part of the Red, White & Blue Days celebration. Applications can be picked up at the Chamber office or the Coles County Farm Bureau office. You can also call the Chamber at 345-7041 to request a form or one at charlestonchamber.com. Nominations must be submitted no later than 4 p.m., Friday, June 1st.