Master Farmers: The Best of the Best
Class of 2013: From left: Neil Fearn of Albion, Jim Sheaffer of Dixon, Doug Scheider of Freeport, and Ron Bork of Piper City.
Nominate a Master Farmer This Year
The Prairie Farmer Master Farmer award is a grassroots program seeking to recognize outstanding agricultural producers and community members. The program was started by Prairie Farmer editors in 1925, and the first class of 23 Master Farmers was inducted at a formal banquet in Chicago. Today, Master Farmers are nominated either by themselves or by their peers – folks who looked around their community and saw someone who should be recognized for a job well done and a life well lived. If you know of someone who fits the Master Farmer bill, please consider nominating them (or yourself!) for the 2014 award. Links to nomination forms are found below, and nominations are due by Oct. 1, 2013. Here is a complete list of the Master Farmers throughout the years.
Master Farmer Nomination Form - Word Version * Acrobat PDF
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