Cultivating Master Farmers Seeks Applicants

Kelly Marshall

Polish up that resume– the Cultivating Master Farmers (CMF) program is seeking Illinois applicants for the class of 2019. Approximately 10 young farmers (ages 21 to 35years old) will be selected to participate in the two-year program that features learning from expert farm and family members who have been there and done that.

Now on its twelfth class, CMF offers participants opportunities to be part of six ag-realted events, a summer tour, and an audience with acclaimed speakers on a variety of topics. Be ready for the meat and potatoes of the program to be the round-table discussions and relationship building that are hallmarks of CMF.

Applications are due March 31, 2017. Paritiapts must reside in Illinois, be between the ages of 21 to 35 as of December 31, 2016, activity engage in production agriculture and commit to the two-year program. Couples are encouraged to apply. Apply on sponsor’s websites: 1st Farm Credit Services, Farm Credit Illinois, GROWMARK, Illinois Farm Bureau, Monsanto and Prairie Farmer.

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