Young Leader award applicants sought

Awards seek to recognize outstanding young Farm Bureau members.

Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders may apply for the 2019 Excellence in Agriculture and Achievement Awards by April 12. 

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 Excellence in Ag Award recognizes young Farm Bureau members who are actively contributing and growing through their involvement in their county and Illinois Farm Bureau, as well as agriculture.

Applications are available at this link. They can be scanned and emailed to by 4:30 p.m., April 12, or mailed and postmarked by April 12.

Thanks to support from Illinois Farm Bureau, COUNTRY Financial, GROWMARK Inc. and the IAA Credit Union, the following prizes will be offered this year for both awards.

State winner:

- Choice of John Deere Riding Lawn Mower (3 options to choose from);

- $2,500;

- Expense-paid trip to 2019 IFB Annual Meeting in Chicago;

- Expense-paid trip to 2020 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas;  

- Expense-paid trip to 2020 State Young Leader Conference in East Peoria; and  

- Expense-paid trip to 2020 GROWMARK Annual Meeting in Chicago.

- Each state runner-up will receive $1,500. All applicants will receive a $100 FAST STOP gift card or gift certificate to a local FS for fuel or merchandise.

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