Congratulations to the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Honorees
Congratulations to the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Honorees

Fresh Perspectives Top 100 Honorees

The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives Honorees include leaders and visionaries from across the country. Selected by a distinguished panel of industry representatives, our honorees are creating the future of agriculture and rural America through their dedication and innovation.

Top 100 Honorees

Aaron Alejandro

Wichita Falls, Texas
Leadership (21 and Up)

G. Art Barnaby, Jr.

Manhattan, Kansas
Rural Policy Influence

Addy Battel

Cass City, Michigan
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Scott R. Biggs

Chickasha, Oklahoma
Rural Policy Influence

Kenny Bounds

Laurel, Delaware
Financial Stewardship

Caleb Brannon

Puryear, Tennessee
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Erin Brenneman

Wellman, Iowa
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

A. Blake Brown

Boone, North Carolina
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Alex Bryan

Lansing, Michigan
Rural and Urban Connection

Emily Buck

Gallatin, Tennessee
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Troy Buck

Alpine, Arkansas
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Henry R. Byma

Wantage, New Jersey
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Levi Cahan

Whitehall, New York
Rural and Urban Connection

California FarmLink

Santa Cruz, California
Financial Stewardship

Aislynn Campbell

Corpus Christi, Texas
Rural and Urban Connection

Kurtis Charling

Oakland, Nebraska
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jake Chisholm

Gary, Minnesota
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Travis Choat

Terry, Montana
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

CHS

St. Paul, Minnesota
Financial Stewardship

Erick J. Coolidge

Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Rural Policy Influence

Chuck Currie

Raynham, Massachusetts
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Wayne T. Davis

Brandon, Florida
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Jerry Doan

McKenzie, North Dakota
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Jimmy Dodson

Robstown, Texas
Leadership (21 and Up)

Robert A. Easter

Mahomet, Illinois
Leadership (21 and Up)

Effie Kokrine FFA

Fairbanks, Alaska
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Joshua Eilers

Austin, Texas
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Robert Elliott

Louisburg, North Carolina
Leadership (21 and Up)

M. James Faison

Hopewell, Virginia
Rural and Urban Connection

Farm Alliance of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Rural and Urban Connection

Christine Fesko

Skaneateles, New York
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Dr. Barry L. Flinchbaugh

Manhattan, Kansas
Rural Policy Influence

Lon Frahm

Colby, Kansas
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Courtney Gerstenecker

Carlyle, Illinois
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Bernard Geschke

Papillion, Nebraska
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Frank Gifford

Mt. Olivet, Kentucky
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

​Rebecca B. Gurley

Sparks, Maryland
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Pakou Hang

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mentoring and Volunteerism

James Harrison

Gloucester, Massachusetts
Sustainability and Natural Resources

Hattie Henderson

New Florence, Pennsylvania
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Trevor Hoff

New Windsor, Maryland
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jim Hyland

New Paltz, New York
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Zachary Ilbery

Checotah, Oklahoma
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Leslie Jordan and Lisa Shumaker

Marion, Ohio
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Kirsten Kapraun and Alyssa Garner

Maroa, Illinois
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Ann Karlen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rural and Urban Connection

Roger King

Holmen, Wisconsin
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Penny Lauritzen

Lanark, Illinois
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Kiera Leddy

Stockholm, South Dakota
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

William J. Lipinski

Hampden, Massachusetts
Financial Stewardship

John Lombardi, Jr.

Waterford, Connecticut
Financial Stewardship

Ryan MacKay and Tom Corbett

Berlin and Sterling, Massachusetts
Rural and Urban Connection

Angela Mason

Chicago, Illinois
Rural and Urban Connection

Mathew A. Meals

Newville, Pennsylvania
Leadership (21 and Up)

Melissa Mellinger

Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Jay and Colleen Meyer

Stevensville, Montana
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Adam Montri

Bath, Michigan
Rural and Urban Connection

Kelly Mosley

Green Cove Springs, Florida
Rural and Urban Connection

NC Choices - Women Working in the Meat Business Program

Durham, North Carolina
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Joe Newton

Yuma, Colorado
Rural Policy Influence

NRECA International Foundation

Arlington, Virginia
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Michael O'Gorman

Davis, California
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Odessa R. Oldham

Lander, Wyoming
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Carly Olufs

Petaluma, California
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Fernand "Chip" Paillex

Pittstown, New Jersey
Rural and Urban Connection

Vernon Peterson

Kingsburg, California
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Paulette L. Pyle

Albany, Oregon
Rural Policy Influence

Red Hills Small Farm Alliance

Tallahassee, Florida
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Russell C. Redding

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Leadership (21 and Up)

Dale-Ila M. Riggs

Stephentown, New York
Leadership (21 and Up)

Nancy M. Robbins

Sackets Harbor, New York
Rural and Urban Connection

Russell and Marilyn Rosenboom

Clifton, Illinois
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Tony Schultz and Katrina Becker

Athens, Wisconsin
Rural and Urban Connection

Linwood "Sonny" Scott, Jr.

Lucama, North Carolina
Financial Stewardship

Seneca FFA Chapter

Louisville, Kentucky
Rural and Urban Connection

Neil Shore

Boonville, North Carolina
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Katherine Sims

Lowell, Vermont
Rural and Urban Connection

Riley Slivka

Winifred, Montana
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Carley Snider

Felicity, Ohio
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Dave Specht

Basin City, Washington
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Josh Steward

Harrington, Washington
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Kurt Stiefvater

Salem, South Dakota
Leadership (21 and Up)

Scott R. Stone

Centralia, Missouri
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Jessica Tekippe-Schmitt

Fort Atkinson, Iowa
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Mark Thompson

Madera, California
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Joe Tomandl III

Medford, Wisconsin
Leadership (21 and Up)

Valley Small Business Development Corporation

Selma, California
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Steve Verett

Lubbock, Texas
Rural Policy Influence

Senator Elder Vogel Jr.

Rochester, Pennsylvania
Rural Policy Influence

Rick Waitley

Meridian, Idaho
Rural Policy Influence

Bill Walker

Olin, North Carolina
Rural and Urban Connection

T. Leland Walker

Red Oak, Oklahoma
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Stephanie A. Whalen

Haleiwa, Hawaii
Leadership (21 and Up)

Scott and Sandra Williams

Park Ridge, Illinois
Sustainability and Natural Resources

Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Planning Committee

Lanark, Illinois
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Terry Woodbury

Leoti, Kansas
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Maykia Xiong

Carthage, North Carolina
Mentoring and Volunteerism

Justin Zahradka

Lawton, North Dakota
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Amanda Zaluckyj

Coloma, Michigan
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Jessica Ziehm

Buskirk, New York
Agriculture Education and Community Impact