Jeremie and Laura Nothdurft of Cape Girardeau have been recognized for their outstanding involvement in both agriculture and their community.
The couple won the Missouri Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture award during Farm Bureau's 101st annual meeting on December 8. In addition to the award, the couple received a $500 check from the Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation of Agriculture, along with a $500 check from Ford Motor Company.
The couple also won a trip to Orlando, Florida, where they will compete for a national prize: a 2016 Chevrolet or GMC truck.
According to a release from the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation, the Excellence in Agriculture award is designed to recognize young farmers and ranchers who've not received a majority of their income from an owned production agriculture enterprise for the past three years.