Farm Credit Launches Program To Honor Rural Visionaries

Farm Credit Launches Program To Honor Rural Visionaries

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Help an ag leader you know win $10,000! Farm Credit searches for 100 influential agriculture leaders. #FarmCredit100
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 11:45am

CAMPAIGN: Farm Credit 100


Rural America is continually evolving to meet the needs of a changing global agriculture economy, sparked by the vision of committed individuals. As Farm Credit enters its 100th year of service to rural communities and agriculture, we’ve launched a new effort to champion these women, men and youth, those whose insights and influence are ensuring thriving rural communities for years to come.

The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program will seek out and celebrate 100 visionaries – the entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders who are shaping the future of agriculture and the fabric of our nation. To recognize the diverse ways individuals are contributing to the future success of rural communities, nominations will be accepted in ten categories:

  • Leadership (over 21)
  • Youth Leadership (21 and younger)
  • Rural Policy Influence
  • Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sustainability and Natural Resource Conservation
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Mentoring and Volunteerism
  • Agriculture Education and Community Impact
  • Rural and Urban Connection

The 100 selected honorees will have the opportunity to share their stories, inspire others with their vision and advocate for agriculture. Ten exceptional leaders, one in each category, will each receive a $10,000 award to help further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture. These 10 honorees and a guest will be invited to Washington, D.C., to participate in a special recognition event in 2016.

Nominations can be submitted until Dec. 18, 2015. A panel of experts will evaluate the entrants and select the top 100 honorees to be announced during National Ag Week, March 14-18, 2016.