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Meet the Master Farmers today at FPS21

Holly Spangler 2020 and 2021 Prairie Farmer Master Farmers
CONGRATULATIONS: Today at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill., the 2021 Master Farmers (right) will be recognized as well as the 2020 Master Farmers (left), who were unable to be awarded publicly due to the pandemic.
The 2020 and 2021 Prairie Farmer Master Farmers will be recognized today, Sept. 2, at 1:30 p.m. during the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Ill.

Coming to the Farm Progress Show today? Swing by the Hospitality Building at 1:30 p.m. to meet the newly announced 2021 Master Farmers and the 2020 Master Farmers, who were unable to be recognized last year due to the pandemic. 

“After COVID-19 altered plans for the 2020 Master Farmer awards luncheon, we are eager to publicly recognize both the 2020 and 2021 Master Farmers,” says Prairie Farmer editor Holly Spangler “It’s been a long couple years in the ag community, and we’re all looking to reconnect with each other and award some exceptional farmers.”

Max Armstrong will emcee the event awarding both groups of Illinois farmers, sharing videos of each farmer’s farm and family.

No tickets are required for the event, and anyone is welcome to attend. Light refreshments will also be available at the awards program.

The 2020 Master Farmers include:

The 2021 Master Farmer award winners are:

To learn more about the 2020 and 2021 Master Farmers visit

Know of a farmer deserving of the Master Farmer title? Applications are available online for 2022 Master Farmers. Nominations are due Sept. 24. For more information about the nomination process, contact [email protected].

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