March 3, 2023
Wisconsin Agriculturist — in partnership with FS Growmark; the ag law firm of Twohig, Rietbrock, Schneider and Halbach SC of Chilton, Wis.; and Compeer Financial — presents the 2023 Master Agriculturist award to seven top achievers in farming, community service and leadership.
The Master Agriculturist program is the state’s oldest farm awards program and is one of the longest-running career-achievement honors programs in American agriculture. It dates back 93 years to 1930, when Wisconsin Agriculturist started honoring Wisconsin farmers for their hard work, dedication, farming success and exemplary leadership.
Congratulations to this year’s winners:
All seven Master Agriculturists have worn many hats in their businesses and communities and have built top-notch farming operations. The winners were selected by a panel of judges for their proven abilities and accomplishments as progressive farmers, and for the time, effort and leadership they contribute to community, church, agricultural organizations and conservation.
The Master Agriculturist award is given to honor not only the selected individuals, but also their families. Learn more about this year’s winners, as well as who has been honored in the past, by watching WisconsinAgriculturist.com next week.
The 2023 honorees will be recognized at an awards luncheon on March 30 at La Sure’s Banquet Hall in Oshkosh during the Wisconsin Public Service Farm Show, held at the nearby Experimental Aircraft Association Grounds.
The keynote speaker at the luncheon is Mierke Penterman, a dairy farmer and owner of Mierke Gouda Cheese in Thorp, Wis. Penterman and her husband, Rolf, immigrated to Thorp from the Netherlands 20 years ago.
The Master Agriculturist awards process begins by requesting a nomination form. Forms already are available for the 2024 awards. To obtain a form, call 920-960-9635 or email [email protected].
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