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 agribusinesses with revenue of $5 million or greater and who do most of their business within Compeer’s 144 county territory in Illinois, Minnesota or Wisconsin.
Nominees will be evaluated on excellence in agricultural leadership and advocacy, innovation, community involvement, perseverance and commitment to the agricultural industry and their clients.
Agribusinesses are encouraged to nominate themselves, however, nominations can also be submitted by others connected to the business.
Information requested as part of the nomination process includes:
The winner will be notified and invited to Compeer Financial’s Food and Agribusiness Conference where the award recipient will be revealed and highlighted.
The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and will also be highlighted in a video telling their story (see examples of previous winners below), a press release, social media posts and an article in Compeer’s Cultivate Magazine and more.