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.

Local Foods

Addy Battel

Cass City, Michigan
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Alex Bryan

Lansing, Michigan
Rural and Urban Connection

Levi Cahan

Whitehall, New York
Rural and Urban Connection

Aislynn Campbell

Corpus Christi, Texas
Rural and Urban Connection

Chuck Currie

Raynham, Massachusetts
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Effie Kokrine FFA

Fairbanks, Alaska
Youth Leadership (Under 21)

Joshua Eilers

Austin, Texas
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

M. James Faison

Hopewell, Virginia
Rural and Urban Connection

Farm Alliance of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
Rural and Urban Connection

​Rebecca B. Gurley

Sparks, Maryland
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

Leslie Jordan and Lisa Shumaker

Marion, Ohio
Agriculture Education and Community Impact

Ann Karlen

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rural and Urban Connection

Ryan MacKay and Tom Corbett

Berlin and Sterling, Massachusetts
Rural and Urban Connection

Mathew A. Meals

Newville, Pennsylvania
Leadership (21 and Up)

Melissa Mellinger

Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement

Adam Montri

Bath, Michigan
Rural and Urban Connection

Fernand "Chip" Paillex

Pittstown, New Jersey
Rural and Urban Connection

Vernon Peterson

Kingsburg, California
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Red Hills Small Farm Alliance

Tallahassee, Florida
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Dale-Ila M. Riggs

Stephentown, New York
Leadership (21 and Up)

Tony Schultz and Katrina Becker

Athens, Wisconsin
Rural and Urban Connection

Neil Shore

Boonville, North Carolina
Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Katherine Sims

Lowell, Vermont
Rural and Urban Connection