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New Food & Agribusiness Award

For Immediate Release

Nora Nolden, Communications Consultant
[email protected] or (651) 245-6804

Compeer Financial Launches New Food & Agribusiness Award
Award to recognize innovation, advocacy, outreach and service in food and agribusiness sector

Sun Prairie, Wis., (March 18, 2021) Compeer Financial, a Farm Credit cooperative based in the Upper Midwest, is pleased to announce the launch of a new recognition: the Food & Agribusiness of the Year Award. The award recognizes and celebrates businesses in the food and agribusiness sector who have shown great leadership in the areas of innovation, agricultural advocacy, community outreach and client service.
Nominations are now open and will be accepted through May 31, 2021 at


  • Businesses in the food and agribusiness sector, including food and commodity processing; service-related industries like trucking or cold storage; or a supplier or servicer to production agriculture are eligible for the award.
  • Nominees must have annual revenue of $5 million or greater.
  • Nominees must do the majority of their business within Compeer’s 144 county lending service area.
  • Businesses can be nominated by another individual or business, or may also be self-nominated.

The winner will be announced summer of 2021 and will be recognized in Compeer’s Cultivate Magazine, on social media channels, on the Compeer website, via a press release and more. The winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize, along with a matching prize of $5,000 to be donated to a local agriculture or food charity of the winner’s choice.

Nominees will be evaluated based on their approach and work in innovation, agricultural advocacy, community outreach and client service. To nominate a business, visit:

About Compeer Financial
Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $24.9 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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