Horizon Award

The Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award will be given to a producer under the age of 35, who demonstrate excellence in the business of farming, including

  • 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.

Prizes for the 2019 award included:

  • A trip for two to attend the 2018 Tomorrow's Top Producer conference (Jan. 15-17, 2018)
  • Other prizes (last year's winner received a DJI Phantom 3 model drone)

Fill out the 2019 Horizon Award Application

Deadline: Nov. 5, 2018

For questions, contact Sara Schafer at (573) 581-6387 or

Read about the 2018 winner, Maggie Holub of Scribner, Neb. 

Read about the 2017 winner, Cody Goodknight of Chattanooga, Okla.

Read about the 2016 winner, Chris Noble of Pavilion, N.Y.

Read about the 2015 winner, Matt Sims of State Line, Ind.

Read about the 2014 winner, Jeremy Weaver of Needham, Ind.

Read about the 2013 winner, Joanna Carraway of Murray, Ky.

Read about the 2012 winner, Michael Daniels of Salem, Wis.