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GroundBreaker of the Year Award Winners

Do you know a young, beginning or small farmer with an unmatched passion for agriculture who is making a difference in their community? Nominate them for Compeer’s GroundBreaker of the Year Award now through August 30, 2024!

Nominate the GroundBreaker of the Year

Every year we channel our mission to champion rural into action by celebrating young, beginning and small farmers for the incredible work they do in and out of the field. We at Compeer Financial recognize the value they bring to our industry and seek to amplify their talents, share their dedication to agriculture and provide them with the support to keep plowing towards their dreams.

The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 cash award and opportunity to direct a one-time charitable gift of $2,500 made on their behalf to an organization of their choosing from the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America.* Additionally, two farmers will be recognized with honorable mentions and will each receive a cash award of $2,500.


Learn more about the award and eligibility criteria.


*Charitable contribution must be directed towards an organization within Compeer Financial parameters.

2024 GroundBreaker of the Year

Meet Sawyer Cottrell, a young cattle farmer, business owner, and ag teacher in Illinois, who was named the Compeer Financial 2024 GroundBreaker of the Year.

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