It’s that time again when farmers, agribusiness professionals and others involved in the agricultural industry have the opportunity to nominate the “best of the best” for the Master Farmer awards, presented in February.
For the 13th straight year, Michigan Farmer magazine will present the Michigan Master Farmer awards to three outstanding producers.
Winners are chosen by a committee of agriculture industry leaders based on farm management, innovation, conservation, leadership and community involvement.
The award will be presented during an honorary luncheon, sponsored by Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee, Corn Marketing Program Committee and Michigan Wheat Program, at the Great Lakes Crop Summit on Feb. 1 at Soaring Eagle and Casino in Mount Pleasant.
The award is named the same year that it’s given because it acknowledges a lifetime of achievement and not a single year.
Master Farmers receive a plaque from Michigan Farmer and a Carhartt jacket, donated by Carhartt. They also each receive a $1,000 check, made possible by sponsors Michigan Agricultural Commodities, Wilbur-Ellis and Greenstone Farm Credit Services.
All three farmers are featured in the March issue of Michigan Farmer magazine, and tribute videos will be developed by Brownfield Ag News and be played during the awards luncheon.
Nominate a Master Farmer by clicking on the blue "DOWNLOAD" button at the end of this story for an application. Don’t delay, the deadline is Dec. 1.
Master Farmer History
Dave Morris (honorary)
Olan and Kent Humm
Robert “Alan” Moore
Ken and Ida Wadsworth