Page Co. Farmers receive IA. Farm Bureau award

Ag/Outdoor, News

December 9th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Two farmers from Page County received the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 2011 Young Farmer Achievement Award, Thursday. The award was presented during the organization’s annual meeting in Des Moines, to Justin and Jennifer Dammann. The Dammanns raise cattle, corn, soybeans, alfalfa and rye on their Century Farm near Essex.

In addition, they offer a number of diversified services including a seed business and custom farming, spraying and harvesting and grain hauling. Justin and his father also run a hay business. Justin and Jennifer have both served the Farm Bureau in various capacities at the local and state levels.

For their award, Justin and Jennifer received a plaque, the use of a John Deere tractor for one year/300 hours or a XT Gator and a 90-day NPNI farm Plan Certificate. They will also receive expense-paid trips to the 2012 American Farm Bureau annual convention in Honolulu (to represent Iowa in the National Young Farmer Achievement competition), the GROWMARK annual meeting in Chicago in August and the IFBF Young Farmer conference in February.

The IFBF’s annual contest honors young farmers who show outstanding management ability in their farming operations and involvement in Farm Bureau and community activities. Second place in the contest went to Tom and Jessica Forbes of Monona County.  The Third place recipients were Mark and Stacy Boender of Mahaska County.