Clayton County Couple Receives Young Farmer Achievement Award

OberbroecklingFacebookA Clayton County couple has received the Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2014 Young Farmer Achievement Award. Erik and Emily Oberbroeckling were presented the award, which honors young farmers who show outstanding management ability in their farming operations and involvement in Farm Bureau and community activities. The Oberbroecklings farm near Garnavillo and grow corn and soybeans, in addition to running their custom-spraying and commercial trucking business. The Oberbroecklings formed a family farming partnership with Erik’s family. Erik is responsible for managing machinery and processing precision farming data while also overseeing the farm’s commercial trucking business, which includes managing 15 employees. The couple also serves on the Clayton County Farm Bureau Board. As part of winning the Young Farmer Achievement Award, the Oberbroecklings received their choice of the use of a John Deere tractor/loader combo for one year or a 300-hour lease, or a TX Gator. The couple will also receive expense-paid trips to the 2015 American Farm Bureau annual convention in San Diego to represent Iowa in the National Young Farmer Achievement competition. (Photo courtesy of Farm Bureau)