Farm Credit Illinois recently introduced the FreshRoots Directors Cup recognition, which celebrates young and beginning farmers committed to continuous learning and intentional living for a brighter future for their farm family business and community.
Up to four young and beginning farmers will be recognized later this spring.
The Directors Cup award is part of the FreshRoots young and beginning farmers program, which provides lending assistance and learning incentives to farmers up to age 40 or in their first 10 years of farming. Cooperative members applying must be eligible for the FreshRoots program and have been an FCI member-borrower for at least three years.
An online application is available at www.farmcreditIL.com/freshroots and must be submitted by March 31. Contact your local FCI office for additional information.
— The Southern