•  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.


    2019 FreshRoots Directors Cup Honorees Named

    FreshRoots Directors CupJoin us in celebrating the six young and beginning farmers or farmer couples named as the inaugural FreshRoots Directors Cup honorees.

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