The Directors Cup Application form is closed. It will be available February 1. 
  •  Program Overview


    The FreshRoots Directors Cup presented by the Farm Credit Illinois Board of Directors celebrates young and beginning farmers committed to continuous learning and intentional living for a brighter future for their farm family business and community.
    • Individual and married-couple FreshRoots participants who are up to age 40 or in their first 10 years of farming on January 1 of the year they apply and who have been an FCI member-borrower for at least three years are eligible to apply.

    • Applicants will submit a formal application highlighting the personal growth and professional development they have pursued while participating in the FreshRoots program.

    • An independent committee will select the annual recipients.

    • Applications will be available online February 1 to April 1 annually.
    • Recipients receive a $5,000 cash award and a trophy.

    • Up to six Directors Cup recipients may be selected annually.

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