Prairie Farmer Master Farmer photos
Prairie Farmer Master Farmer photos

2024 Prairie Farmer Master Farmer and Honorary Master Farmer honorees. You can save these high-resolution images for use in print. Captions are above each image and include photo credit.

2024 Prairie Farmer Master Farmer and Honorary Master Farmer honorees. You can save these high-resolution images for use in print. Captions are above each image and include photo credit.

MASTERS: The 2024 Master Farmers from left to right: Gerald Thompson, Colfax; Lou Lamoreux, Lanark; Malcolm and Susan Head, Blue Mound; and Chris Hausman, Pesotum. Photo by Betty Haynes

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Chris Hausman, Champaign County. Chris and his wife Evonne live near Pesotum, where they raise corn and soybeans. Chris was nominated by David A. Albin. Photo by Betty Haynes

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Malcolm and Susan Head, Macon County. Malcolm and Susan live near Blue Mound. They farm with sons Rollin and Alex, and grow corn, soybeans, seed corn and beans, wheat, hay and alfalfa, and raise 450 commercial cows while and 300 feeder cattle. The Heads were nominated by the Illinois Beef Association. Photo by Betty Haynes

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Lou Lamoreux, Carroll County. Lou and his wife Sue live near Lanark, where they raise corn, soybeans, wheat and hay, 2,250 head of finisher cattle and 250 cows with their son Nathan, nephew Dan and broth John. Lou was nominated by IL Corn and the Illinois Beef Association. Photo by Betty Haynes

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Gerald Thompson, McLean County. Gerald and his wife Jayme live near Colfax, where they raise corn and soybeans with their son Reid. Gerald was nominated by Ron and Debbie Warfield, 1992 Master Farmer. Photo by Betty Haynes

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HONORARY MASTER FARMER: Gary Schnitkey is a renowned agricultural economist at the University of Illinois, who teaches, conducts research and shares farm management information with farmers all across the state via the Farmdoc website, which he pioneered and has authored more than 1,000 articles. Photo by Holly Spangler

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