Prairie Farmer Master Farmer Awards

Since 1925, Prairie Farmer has been proud to sponsor the Master Farmer Award Program. This award recognizes those farmers with outstanding agricultural production skills, who also work diligently to improve excellence in their family, community, schools, industry and more.

Neighbors, friends, family or business colleagues may nominate a Master Farmer candidate, or candidates may nominate themselves. Candidates can be individuals, couples or siblings farming in partnership, who derive the majority of their income from agricultural production. Candidates who do not receive the award the year they are nominated are welcome to be re-submitted in following years. A panel of Illinois farm leaders will select recipients.

Nominations are due September 1, 2016. Further details are included in the Master Farmer Nomination Form (see link below), or contact Prairie Farmer Editor Holly Spangler at 309/926-6082 or [email protected].

Download the 2017 Master Farmer Nomination - we offer this in two ways - a Word document or as a PDF form. When you click the link for either version it will download to your computer and open in the proper software. If it "disappears" please check your download folder to find it. Thanks for reviewing.
Meet the 2016 Master Farmers
Who's Who in Illinois Agriculture: Take a look at the roll call of Prairie Farmer Master Farmers, since 1968.