Compeer Financial Seeks Nominations for GroundBreaker of the Year

Compeer Financial, a Farm Credit cooperative based in the Upper Midwest, is searching for the next game-changers in agriculture. Nominations are now open for the 2024 GroundBreaker of the Year Award, recognizing young, beginning and small farmers who are transforming the industry.

Candidates must be under 35, with less than a decade of farming experience, or generating under $250,000 in annual gross sales. Potential award recipients may nominate themselves or be nominated by a family member, friend, colleague, partner or acquaintance.

Submit your nominations at before August 31, 2023. The winner will be announced at Compeer’s GroundBreakers Conference in early 2024, and will receive a $5,000 cash award.

Join the ranks of inspiring GroundBreakers like Christine Leonard from Norwood Young America, Minn., who was honored as the 2023 GroundBreaker of the year.