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Nominations for 2024 Groundbreaker of the Year

For Immediate Release


Nora Nolden

Communications Consultant

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (651) 245-6804



Compeer Financial Seeks Nominations for GroundBreaker of the Year

Award Celebrates Trailblazing Farmers Making a Difference


Sun Prairie, Wis., (June 26, 2023)  Compeer Financial, a Farm Credit cooperative based in the Upper Midwest, is searching for the next game-changers in agriculture. Nominations are now open for the 2024 GroundBreaker of the Year Award, recognizing young, beginning and small farmers who are transforming the industry. 

Candidates must be under 35, with less than a decade of farming experience, or generating under $250,000 in annual gross sales. Potential award recipients may nominate themselves or be nominated by a family member, friend, colleague, partner or acquaintance. 

Submit your nominations at before August 31, 2023. The winner will be announced at Compeer’s GroundBreakers Conference in early 2024, and will receive a $5,000 cash award. 

Join the ranks of inspiring GroundBreakers like Christine Leonard from Norwood Young America, Minn., who was honored as the 2023 GroundBreaker of the year. Check out Christine’s extraordinary journey here


About Compeer Financial

Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $30 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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