Are you or do you know a farmer under 40 who demonstrates excellence in business and environmental sustainability? Bayer CropScience would like to have a word with you.
The Bayer CropScience Young Farmer Sustainability Award recognizes young agricultural producers who have made sustainability a priority on their operations. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 23.
Entrants will be judged by a panel of experts on entrepreneurial initiative and new approaches to farming (50%), environmental and other on-farm sustainability efforts (30%), and economic stability and sustainability (20%). Any farmer or rancher age 40 and under who receives at least half of his or her income from farming and farm-related ventures may apply.
To apply, complete the entry form and essay questions and send 1-2 letters of reference from an accountant, banker, input dealer/representative or agribusiness leader. Click here for a link to the application.
Prizes for the winner include a remote-controlled camera drone, a scholarship to a Farm Journal learning event such as Corn College, and an all-expense paid trip to the 2015 Ag Issues Forum and Commodity Classic (Feb. 24-28 in Phoenix).
Past winners have included:
Bryan Boll (2014)
Jeremy Jack (2013)
John Shepherd (2012)
Ryan Kirby (2011)