Do you know someone who is changing the face of farming?
If you know a young, beginning and/or small-operation farmer or rancher who is passionate about what they do and makes a positive impact on their industry and profession, nominate them for our GroundBreaker of the Year award.
The winner will receive $5,000 cash to help further their goals.
Nominations for Groundbreaker of the Year are being accepted until September 30, 2021.
Nominees must be actively involved in farming in Illinois, Minnesota or Wisconsin and meet at least one of the following criteria for a young, beginning or small-operation farmer:
The winner will be announced at our 2022 Groundbreakers Conference (date and location to be determined). Farmers may nominate themselves, or be nominated by a family member, friend, colleague, partner or acquaintance.
Nominees will be evaluated by a subcommittee of Compeer Financial and ranked based on agricultural leadership and advocacy, community involvement, perseverance and commitment to the agricultural industry.