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2020 Groundbreaker of the Year Nominations

For Immediate Release
Nora Nolden, Communications Consultant
[email protected] or (651) 245-6804
Compeer Financial Opens Nominations for GroundBreaker of the Year 
Award recognizes young, beginning or small farmers making a difference in the industry
Sun Prairie, Wis., (March 11, 2020) – Compeer Financial has opened nominations for the GroundBreaker of the Year award. The honor recognizes young, beginning and small operation farmers who are overcoming obstacles and making a difference in agriculture and their community. Nominations will be accepted between now and October 31.

As part of the award, the winner will receive a $5,000 cash and will be honored at Compeer Financial’s 2021 GroundBreaker’s Conference.

Family members, friends, colleagues, partners and acquaintances are encouraged to nominate farmers who embody the traits of a groundbreaker. Farmers can also nominate themselves. To be eligible, the person nominated must be actively involved in farming in Illinois, Minnesota or Wisconsin. They must also meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Age 35 or younger
  • 10 years or less of farming or ranching experience
  • Generate less than $250,000 in annual gross sales

Nominees will be evaluated based on agricultural leadership and advocacy, community involvement, perseverance and commitment to the agriculture industry. To nominate yourself or someone you know, visit:

About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $22.2 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.

Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Learn more about Compeer Financial.


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