ENFIELD, Conn. — Last fall, Farm Credit East announced the opening of nominations for the Lipinski Rural Initiatives Award, which aims to recognize innovative and transformational efforts to revitalize Northeast rural communities. The nomination deadline for this award has been extended to February 18, 2022.
The Lipinski Rural Initiatives Award recognizes programs, projects, individuals, businesses, organizations and/or institutions that create jobs in rural areas of the Northeast; contribute to the quality of life in rural communities; or enhance rural infrastructure, such as community facilities and broadband necessary for strong rural economies.
For 2022, Farm Credit East and its strategic partner CoBank have committed a combined $50,000 to individuals, organizations or institutions that are undertaking innovative and transformational efforts to revitalize Northeast rural communities. Nominations must be received by February 18, 2022. Visit FarmCreditEast.com/Rural to learn more or to submit a nomination.
The Lipinski Rural Initiatives Award was established by the Farm Credit East board of directors in 2020 in conjunction with Bill Lipinski’s retirement as CEO to recognize Lipinski’s 25 years as CEO and 40 years of service to Farm Credit East and related organizations.
–Farm Credit East