MidAtlantic Farm Credit announces their first-ever Farmers on the Rise award program, awarding five $10,000 prizes to young, beginning, and/or small farmers in their territory.
“This program was created to honor five current or prospective farm owner-operators looking to start or expand their farm business,” says Tom Truitt, CEO of MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “Those who are selected to receive one of these awards will be recognized based on their efforts in agriculture, financial character, leadership, community wellbeing, and environmental stewardship.”
The contest is open to applicants that identify with at least one of the following categories on September 1, 2021:
- 18 to 40 years of age,
- minority operator,
- veteran operator,
- operate a small farm with annual gross ag income less than $250,000,
- or a beginning farmer with less than 10 years of farming experience.
This program is open to the public. You do not need to be a Farm Credit customer to apply, but must reside in MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s footprint. The deadline to submit an entry is November 1, 2021. For more eligibility requirements and to apply, visit mafc.com/rise.