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Lindsay Baneck Named 2022 Compeer GroundBreaker of the Year

Compeer Financial's GroundBreaker of the Year award recognizes young, beginning or small farmers who are overcoming obstacles, making a difference in agriculture and having a positive impact in their community.

Lindsay is involved in the family farm where they produce corn, soybeans and cattle – and Jelli's Market, which is the family's on-site retail store where customers can get fresh produce, meats, bakery items and more.

After graduating from UW-River Falls, Lindsay came back to the farm, where she's dedicated much of her effort in making Jelli's Market a family atmosphere. It's become a popular summer hotspot where families can experience some time on the farm – and even pick their own produce!

Lindsay was nominated by her Compeer Insurance Officer, Justin Foegen. In the nomination, Justin said Lindsay is someone who is self-motivated, genuine and ambitious. Not only is she actively involved in her career on the family farm, she's also involved in the community, working with Farm Bureau, 4-H, the Jefferson County Fair and more.

Lindsay has shown true character as she's been instrumental, alongside her sisters, in pulling the family together after her mother experienced a life-changing medical emergency – and as the family faces the typical challenges farming brings.

Lindsay, and her husband Eric

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