Compeer Financial’s Food & Agribusiness of the Year award recognizes large-scale businesses in the food supply chain, outside of the farm gates. From input providers, food processors, logistics and everything in between, this award honors those in the agribusiness supply chain that have shown great leadership in the innovation, industry advocacy, community outreach and client service.
This includes industries like:
In additional to traditional ag lending, Compeer Financial also provides specialized financing, backed by an experienced team, for all types of large-scale food and agribusiness companies and we’re proud to honor leaders in the industry with our Food & Agribusiness of the Year award.
Compeer Financial understands, and celebrates, the vital role food and agribusinesses play in rural America, providing a necessary link to help farms thrive and ensure the entire value chain continues to move forward. These businesses also enhance the vitality of rural America in a pivotal way, with a variety of employment opportunities and support for rural development that helps to build resilient rural communities.
Nominations must be for businesses with revenue of $5 million or greater and who do most of their business within Compeer Financial's 144 county territory in Illinois, Minnesota or Wisconsin.
Nomination and Selection
Nominees will be evaluated on excellence in agricultural leadership and advocacy, innovation, community involvement, perseverance and commitment to the agricultural industry and their clients.
Businesses are encouraged to nominate themselves, however, nominations can also be submitted by others connected to the business.
Nominations for the 2023 award will open in early 2023.