Published in Midwest Flyer – February/March 2017
SPRINGFIELD, ILL. – Phil Peterson of Oregon, Wis., was named the 2016 International Flying Farmer (IFF) Man of Year, and his wife, Carol, was named IFF Woman of the Year. The award, presented at the annual IFF Convention in Springfield, Illinois in July, is bestowed on the man and woman who most epitomize the spirit of the organization.
The Petersons fly their 1996 Piper Archer throughout the United States, Canada and South America, and regularly attend the annual Flying Farmer conventions held in other states.
On October 11, 2016, the Petersons hosted a fly-in at Peterson Field (15WI) in Oregon, Wis., and toured the world headquarters for Epic Systems in nearby Verona, Wis.