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Fresh Perspectives

Awards to USA and Puerto Rico Individuals and
Groups Who are Changing the Future for Agriculture

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Farm Credit 100

Deadline Date:

12/18/15 11:59 PM ET


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Awards of up to $10,000 to USA and Puerto Rico individuals and groups of individuals who are positively shaping the future for rural communities and agriculture. Nominations will be accepted for a wide range of nominees, including, for example:

A “farm kid” who speaks to youth in urban areas about the importance of agriculture; a business leader respected for commitment to their community and the thriving future of rural America; an agriculture educator who may have inspired thousands throughout the years; or a farmer or rancher dedicated to progress and innovation on their farm or ranch.

Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees will have the opportunity to share their stories and inspire with their vision throughout the Farm Credit centennial year in 2016 and beyond.

Additionally, ten distinguished Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees — one from each nomination category — will receive a $10,000 award to help further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture.

These ten honorees and a guest also will be invited to Washington, D.C. to participate in a special Farm Credit recognition event in 2016.

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GrantWatch ID#: 161826

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Number of Grants:

100 (10 Grand Prize Winners and 90 First Prize Winners)

Estimated Size of Grant:

Ten Grand Prize Winners will receive: $10,000 cash (awarded in the form of a check); a 3 day/2 night trip for two (2) to Washington D.C. to attend a special recognition event in Spring 2016; a $200 check to pay for incidentals while on trip; a combination of earned and paid media publicity such as regional ag trade and hometown media outreach; and a Farm Credit 100 commemorative item. The trip includes round trip coach class airfare (including applicable sales and airport taxes) from a major gateway airport near Winner’s home to Washington D.C. and two nights hotel accommodations (one room standard occupancy). Winner must be available to travel on dates specified by Sponsor or forfeit the prize. Air transportation and hotel accommodations will be at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. Approximate Retail Value (ARV): $12,100 each.

First Prize Winners will receive: A combination of earned and paid media publicity such as regional ag trade and hometown media outreach and a Farm Credit 100 commemorative item. ARV of Honoree Prize: $100 each.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominator: A Nominator is someone (an individual) 13 years of age or older who wishes to submit an Entry on behalf of someone (which can include themselves if they meet the Nominee criteria) into the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Search.

Nominee: A Nominee can be any one of the following people, groups or person(s) who are changing the future of agriculture and rural communities for the better:

1. An individual 13 years of age or older;

2. A couple, team, group, or club with all members being 13 years of age or older. If you are submitting a couple, group, team or club nomination you must designate one person to be the leader of the group who will be the main contact for that couple, group, team or club; or

3. A person that is deceased, (must have been 13 years or older at the time of death), and who had a strong, demonstrated commitment to changing the future of agriculture and rural communities for the better, and their commitment has occurred or had an impact within the past five (5) years. The Nominator submitting an Entry about this person may be required to provide proof of that they have permission from the deceased person’s estate.

Employees of The Farm Credit Council, affiliates and subsidiaries are eligible to nominate an Entrant and to be a nominated and/or win a prize; however, employees of the Sponsor’s advertising and promotion agencies and each of their respective agents, representatives, officers, directors, shareholders, and employees, and the immediate families (spouse, and parents, biological, adoptive and step-parents children and siblings, and their respective spouses regardless of where they live), and individuals living in the same households, whether related or not, are not eligible to be nominated and win a prize.

Pre-Application Information:

Click here to nominate yourself, someone else, or an organization/group of individuals:

Terms of Nomination:

- A Nominator may enter themselves.

- A Nominator may enter more than one Nominee so long as each Entry is a separate Entry, and meets all Entry requirements. A Nominator may also enter a Nominee more than one time so long as the Nominator submits each Entry in a different Entry category, is a separate Entry, and meets all Entry requirements.

- A Nominee may be entered multiple times so long as each Entry is from a different Nominator, or if from the same Nominator submitted in different categories, and is an original Entry, meets all other Entry requirements.

- Multiple entries that do not comply with the Official Rules may be disqualified.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.


The Farm Credit Council
7951 East Maplewood Ave.
Suite 200
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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