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Know an Outstanding Young Farmer?

December 17, 2012
By: Sara Schafer, Farm Journal Media Business and Crops Editor
 
 

This award will honor one lucky young producer who demonstrates excellence in the agricultural field.

 
Do you demonstrate exceptional marketing, technology or finance skills with your farming or ranching operation? Are you under the age of 35? If so, apply to win the Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award.
 
Horizon AwardTop Producer will be honoring one outstanding young producer this year at its Tomorrow’s Top Producer event in Chicago, Ill. The winner will receive a trip for two to the Chicago Seminar and to the Cereals Show 2013 in the United Kingdom (accompanied by the Top Producer of the Year winner).
 
The qualifications are that a producer, under the age of 35, should demonstrate excellence in:
  • Marketing
  • Farm finance
  • Family and employee relations
  • Technology
  • Environmental stewardship
 
Entrants are judged on entrepreneurial originality (50%), financial and business progress (30%) and industry or community leadership (20%). Any farmer, rancher or partnership that gets at least half of their income from farming and farm-related ventures may apply.
 
Read about the 2012 winner, Michael Daniels of Salem, Wis.
 
The deadline to enter is Jan. 1, 2013. Learn more and download the application.
 
The award is sponsored by SFP.
 
Questions about the award? Contact Top Producer Jeanne Bernick at jbernick@farmjournal.com or 563-284-5054.
 

 

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