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 14, 2014 
  • 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.  
 
2013 Farm Family of the Year - McClelland Family of Bowen
 
Pictured (l to r): IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, Valerie Peterson, Bailey McClelland, Kati McClelland, Shelby Peterson, and Mike McClelland 
Read their story.
Producers that have won this award in the last 10 years are not eligible. 
View past award winners 

Seedstock Breeder of the Year 
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Nomination deadline: March 14, 2014 
  • To recognize a beef producer in Illinois who exemplifies integrity, leadership and success in the production and promotion of the purebred cattle industry. 
 
Seedstock Breeder of the Year - Lowderman Cattle Co. of Macomb 
 
                            Pictured (l to r): IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, and Cody and Abby Lowderman 
Read their story.
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 14, 2014
  • To recognize a beef producer in Illinois who exemplifies integrity, leadership and success in the production and promotion of the commercial cattle industry. 
 
 Commercial Producer of the Year - Bill Bass of Cobden
 
Pictured (l to r): IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, and Bill and Becky Bass 
Read their story. 
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 14, 2014 
 
  •  To recognize a beef producer in Illinois whose natural resource stewardship practices protect the environment and contribute to productivity and profitability.
 Environmental Steward of the Year - Ted Krauskopf of Highland
 
 Pictured (l to r): IBA Past President Jeff Beasley, and Ted and Linda Krauskopf
Read their story. 
Producers that have won this award in the last 10 years are not eligible.
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