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News05.31.22Beginning Farmers Build Bright Futures
Two young farmers and one farmer couple from central and southern Illinois were named FreshRoots Directors Cup honorees this week by Farm Credit Illinois.
News02.08.22Meeting Demand Through Entrepreneurship
2021 Directors Cup honoree Austin Ellison of St. Clair County goes above and beyond row crop farming, while also owning and operating two successful businesses.
News02.08.22A Skipped Generation Farmer
2021 Directors Cup honoree Mitchell Hinds of Macon County, a skip generation farmer, became the sole owner and operator of his grandfather’s operation.
News02.08.22Bringing Efficiency and Sustainability to the Farm
2021 Directors Cup honoree Elliott Uphoff of Shelby County brings efficiency to his operation through sustainable agriculture practices.
News02.08.22Finding Your Role on the Farm
2021 Directors Cup honorees Lydia and Adam Holste of Effingham County balance their on-farm roles with raising the next generation.
News02.08.22Lessons Learned as a Teenaged Tenant Farmer
2021 Directors Cup honoree Jacob Strohbeck of Madison County who rented his first acres as a teenager and has since become heavily involved in his community.
News02.08.22Using Data to Drive Farm Innovation
2021 Directors Cup honoree Michael Yoder of Moultrie County uses data capturing technology to make on-farm management decisions.
News06.01.21Beginning Farmers Build Bright Futures
Six young and beginning farmers and farmer couples from central and southern Illinois were named 2021 FreshRoots Directors Cup honorees by Farm Credit Illinois.
News02.26.21Connecting Consumers With Their Food
2020 Directors Cup honorees, Jill and Chad Vonder Haar, are passionate about connecting people with food through an on-farm store, local restaurants, and farmers markets.
News02.25.21Striving for Balance On and Off the Farm
Balancing work and family life is important to 2020 Directors Cup honorees Andy and Monica Schumacher, who farm cattle and grain in Cumberland County. The couple began farming with Andy’s family in 2009 and took over farm ownership following Andy’s father’s retirement in December 2020.
News02.22.21Setting Goals Key to Planning for the Future
Learn how 2020 Directors Cup recipients Matthew and Melanie Schmitz both grew up on a family farm and have been strategically planning for the future of their own operation by building good partnerships.