21 individuals have been selected to serve on a panel for the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives. This nationwide search is to honor 100 leaders who are impacting rural communities and agriculture. The initiative is part of the centennial celebration of Farm Credit.
The selection panel includes experts on rural matters with diverse perspectives and skill sets, including some from Farm Credit and others from across agricultural and rural industries. Panelists will evaluate the nominations and help select the top 100 honorees. Of the 100 to be announced on National Ag Week in March 2016, ten distinguished visionaries will also receive $10,000 to further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture. The top-10 honorees will also be recognized at a special event in Washington, D.C., in 2016.
“Each of our panelists will greatly enhance our nomination review process by contributing their extensive and diverse experience on matters affecting rural communities and agriculture,” said Leigh Picchetti, senior vice president, National Communications for the Farm Credit Council. “On behalf of Farm Credit, we are grateful these panelists are dedicating time to contribute their expertise to identifying the 100 visionaries.”
To nominate a leader or learn more about the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program visit www.farmcredit100.com. Nominations will be accepted until December 18, 2015.