American Farm Bureau Federation


EAGAN, Minnesota, July 31, 2020 – The top 5 finalists for the Farmfest Woman Farmer of the Year Award have been selected. The award winner will be named at the Farmfest Virtual 2020 Women in Ag event, Aug. 6 at 10:30 a.m.

IDEAg Group, LLC., producers of Farmfest, will bestow the first ever Farmfest Woman Farmer of the Year Award during Farmfest Virtual 2020. Award judges selected the top five women, from all the applications received, whose nominations demonstrated a high level of commitment to the farm or ranch in terms of hours dedicated, positive impact on income, yield, diversification or challenges, community involvement and passion for her farm and the ag industry.

“Narrowing our choices to just five was a difficult task, but these five women are accomplished, dedicated leaders with a passion for agriculture and their farming operations,” said Melissa Sanders-Carroll, executive director, IDEAg. “We are honored to name them as the top five finalists for this award.”

The Aug. 6 Women in Ag event will feature keynote speaker Sherry Saylor, chair of the American Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee. The keynote address will highlight four learnings about ag leadership and present survey results pertaining to what women in ag want from their involvement on the farm.

Attendees can register for the event at The Farmfest Virtual 2020 Women in Ag event is sponsored by Ziegler CAT, AgCountry Farm Credit Services, CHS, Inc. and the Minnesota Agricultural Water Quality Certification Program.


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