100 ag professionals to be selected for Farm Credit award

100 ag professionals to be selected for Farm Credit award

Farm Credit opens search for agriculture industry leaders shaping the future of rural communities

Farm Credit has announced a nationwide search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing the future of rural communities and agriculture for the better. Nominations for the "Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives" search will be accepted until December 18.

Sandy Wieber, senior vice president of marketing for MidAtlantic Farm Credit, says the company seeks nominees who have made important contributions to the agriculture industry.

"Those selected to win the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search will be able to showcase their passion and talent for agriculture on the national stage," Wieber says.

Farm Credit opens search for agriculture industry leaders shaping the future of rural communities

Farmers and ranchers, as well as individuals who represent other agribusinesses, cooperatives, academic institutions, government agencies, community and non-government organizations, are encouraged to apply.

"We work closely with many talented and committed individuals across our five-state territory, and we encourage each of them to apply for the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives search," Wieber says.

A panel of experts on rural matters, including Farm Credit leaders and representatives from around the agriculture industry, will evaluate and select the top 100 honorees. Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees will be announced in March 2016.

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Ten distinguished Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees — one from each nomination category — will receive a $10,000 cash prize to help further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture.

These 10 honorees and a guest also will be invited to Washington, D.C., to participate in a special Farm Credit recognition event in 2016.

Source: Farm Credit

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