Congratulations to Christine Leonard, Compeer Financial’s 2023 GroundBreaker of the Year!
Do you know a young, beginning or small farmer who is changing the face of farming? Nominate them for Compeer’s GroundBreaker of the Year Award!
This award aims to recognize young, beginning or small farmers who possess an unmatched passion for agriculture and who are making a positive impact in the industry.
The winner will receive $5,000 cash to help further their goals.
Nominations for the 2024 Groundbreaker of the Year Award are now closed. Thank you for your submissions!
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 Compeer’s Groundbreakers Conference in February 2024. 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.
The winner of the GroundBreaker of the Year Award will receive a $5,000 cash prize and be celebrated at the GroundBreaker's Conference in early 2024.
Additionally, the winner will be featured in a video telling their story, article in Compeer's Cultivate Magazine, social media posts, press release and more.
This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase someone’s achievements and inspire others in agriculture. Don't miss out on this chance to recognize the exceptional young, beginning or small farmers who are making a difference!