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Young Farmers: Win Trips to Chicago, Nashville

Do you demonstrate exceptional marketing, technology or finance skills with your farming or ranching operation? Are you under the age of 35? If so, apply to win the Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award. TTP_Horizon_Award

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Top Producer will be honoring one outstanding young producer at the 2018 Top Producer Seminar, which runs Jan. 23-26 in Chicago, Ill. The winner will receive a trip for two to both the Seminar , as well as a DJI Phantom 3 model drone, courtesy of DuPont Pioneer. The qualifications are that a producer, under the age of 35, should demonstrate excellence in: Marketing Farm finance Family and employee relations Technology Environmental stewardship Entrants are judged on entrepreneurial originality (50%), financial and business progress (30%) and industry or community leadership (20%). Any farmer, rancher or partnership that gets at least half of their income from farming and farm-related ventures may apply. Fill out the application. Deadline to enter is Dec. 31, 2017. Read about the 2017 winner, Cody Goodknight of Chattanooga, Okla. Read about the 2016 winner, Chris Noble of Pavilion, N.Y. Read about the 2015 winner, Matt Sims of State Line, Ind. Read about the 2014 winner, Jeremy Weaver of Needham, Ind. Read about the 2013 winner, Joanna Carraway of Murray, Ky.

Read about the 2012 winner, Michael Daniels of Salem, Wis. Questions about the award? Contact Top Producer's Sara Schafer at sschafer@farmjournal.com or 573-581-6387.