IBA Member Awards

Your nominations for the Illinois Beef Association member awards are critical to recognize those individuals who "give their all" to make our industry the best it can be. Nominations can be made for your operation or on behalf of another producer.

The winners will be recognized at the IBA Summer Conference in June. We are very proud of the contributions made by the producers in our industry. This is an opportunity to recognize them both personally and professionally. Only current IBA members are eligible to win; nominations will be reviewed by the IBA Awards Committee.
 
Farm Family of the Year 
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Nomination deadline: March 1, 2017
  • To recognize a beef producer family in Illinois who has done an outstanding job in the production and promotion of beef and exemplified leadership skills on the county and state level. 
  • Farm Family of the Year will be awarded at IBA Summer Conference and presented at the Illinois State Fair.  
 
2016 Farm Family of the Year - Kendall Tarr Family of Newton


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Producers that have won this award in the last 10 years are not eligible. 
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    Seedstock Breeder of the Year 
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    Nomination deadline: March 1, 2017 
    • To recognize a beef producer in Illinois who exemplifies integrity, leadership and success in the production and promotion of the purebred cattle industry. 
     
    2016 Seedstock Breeder of the Year - Diamond A Farms of Altamont


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    Producers that have won this award in the last 10 years are not eligible. 
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    Commercial Producer of the Year 
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    Nomination deadline: March 1, 2017
    • To recognize a beef producer in Illinois who exemplifies integrity, leadership and success in the production and promotion of the commercial cattle industry. 
     
     2016 Commercial Producer of the Year - Bob Fidler Family of Fairview


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    Producers that have won this award in the last 10 years are not eligible. 
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    Environmental Steward of the Year 
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    Nomination deadline: March 1, 2017 
     
    •  To recognize a beef producer in Illinois whose natural resource stewardship practices protect the environment and contribute to productivity and profitability.
    Producers that have won this award in the last 10 years are not eligible. 
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