WFBF Heroes of Hope Nominations Open

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, Wisconsin Farm Bureau is recognizing rural neighbors through its Heroes of Hope campaign.

Heroes of Hope is meant to shed light on rural heroes who have helped others through a tough time. These include helping harvest crops while going through a tough time, providing positivity in their day-to-day careers, uplifting other farmers to get through a tough season, etc. Heroes of Hope aims to identify people who have helped bring hope to farmers or businesses, either in large or small ways. Members of the agricultural community are encouraged to nominate individuals who have made an impact on the way they conduct business, both ordinarily and extraordinarily.

“The Heroes of Hope campaign is a celebration of farmers and rural neighbors making an impact both on and off the farm,” said WFBF Chief Administrative Officer Bradley Uken. “As part of the Farm Neighbors Care Campaign, Heroes of Hope recognizes individuals who have played a role in improving mental health within their community. These big or small acts of kindness and helpfulness keep people hopeful during tough times.”

Heroes of Hope recognizes five individuals who have helped someone with generous prize packages donated from local sponsors. These heroes also will have their stories told through WFBF’s Rural Route magazine.

Nominations are now open through May 20 and winners will be announced May 31. To submit a nomination visit