The Achievement Award recognizes outstanding young Farm Bureau members for their efforts in production agriculture, leadership ability, and participation in Farm Bureau and other organizations. The ideal candidate(s) is an individual or couple involved in production agriculture with most of their income subject to normal production risks.
The application period for the 2020 Achievement Award is not yet open.
The 2019 Achievement Award winner is Scott Garlisch.
Scott Garlisch of Mason County resides in Forest City with his wife and two young children, where he began farming full time in 2014 and is continually growing
his operation. After gaining off the farm experience grain marketing, and as a livestock judging coach and educator, he knew he was ready to come back to the farm with new knowledge and innovation expertise. His diversified family farm consists of corn, soybeans, popcorn, sweet corn, wheat, swine, and cattle.
His Farm Bureau involvement includes serving as the chairman of the Mason County Farm Bureau Young Leader Committee. While he was chairman, he was recognized by Illinois Farm Bureau as a Top County Young Leader Chair. Scott is also active in the Rickett Grain Board, Extension Council, serves as a County Board Member and has been involved in FFA and 4-H as an alumni volunteer. Congratulations to Scott on winning the Achievement Award!
The 2019 Achievement Award Runner’s Up are Correy and Kellie Rahn.
Correy and Kellie Rahn of Carroll County reside in Chadwick, where they are thankful to be able to raise their three children the same way they were each raised, on the family farm. Using their passion for agriculture, being active leaders and role models, and providing opportunities to advance in the future, the Rahns cannot wait to see what the future holds for their farm family. Their family farm operation consists of corn, soybeans, wheat, beef cattle, and hay. Kellie is also a sales representative for Pioneer.
Their involvement with Farm Bureau includes Agriculture in the Classroom, competing in the Young Leader Discussion Meet, Harvest for All, Pedal Tractor Pulls, Ag Olympics, and various other state and county activities. Within their community, the Rahns are actively involved in their church and school PTO.