Ben Huber was selected the winner of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Agriculturist Excellence in Agriculture Award at the organization’s 100th Annual Meeting in Wisconsin Dells, December 8.
Huber is the agronomy department manager for Insight FS where he works with the marketing and purchasing of Insight’s fertilizer, chemical and seed business, along with coaching and training their agronomy staff.
The Excellence in Agriculture Award is awarded to a Farm Bureau member between the ages of 18 and 35 who is actively engaged in agriculture but derives the majority of his or her income from an off-farm agricultural career. The winner is selected based on his or her knowledge of agriculture, leadership in Farm Bureau and other civic organizations.
Huber grew up on his family’s dairy farm in northern Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from UW-Platteville.
He has been a Farm Bureau member since 2009 and is the Green County Farm Bureau president. In his spare time, Huber volunteers with several local organizations, enjoys crop scouting and talking about farm management.
Huber will compete at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2020 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. In addition, he can participate in the 2021 YFA trip to Washington, D.C. GROWMARK, Inc., invites the winner to be a guest at its annual meeting in August and provides a $250 gift card.