Nominations Now Open for AGCO Operator of the Year

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Award, Crop Protection, Fertilizer, Spraying

AGCO-OTY-Rogator-Motorcycle-Field-72dpi-250x150-082415AGCO Corporation has announced they are now accepting nominations for their 10th Annual Operator of the Year program.  The award recognizes the men and women who spend hours applying fertilizer and crop protection products using technologically advanced equipment to help farmers achieve their best possible yields. The grand prize is a brand new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

“Over the past nine years of the program, we have enjoyed getting to know the top application professionals and look forward to meeting even more of them this year. We realize how hard their job is, and that they play an essential role in helping farmers provide food, fiber and fuel to the world,” stated Conor Bergin, tactical marketing manager of AGCO Application Equipment. “In honor of these unsung heroes of agriculture, we have created an original song this year, ‘Watch Him Go,’ that celebrates these professionals’ diligence and hard work.”

Any ag retailer or custom applicator may be nominated, regardless of the equipment brands used in their operation.  A panel of judges will be evaluating the applicators performance, looking for performance on and off the field and evaluating for skill, dedication, customer service, and community involvement.

“Previous winners have been praised by their managers and customers for their application expertise, knowledge of their customers’ operations and willingness to do whatever it takes to accomplish the job,” stated Bergin. “Even though these custom applicators have very demanding schedules, they treat every field like it’s their own, and many also play active roles in their communities.”

Nominations are due Saturday, October 31, 2015.  Four finalists will be invited to the 2015 Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Expo on December 1-3, 2015 in Palm Desert, CA.  The winner will be announced at the conference and the grand prize of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle will be awarded.  The retailer responsible for nominating the winner will also receive 100 hours of use in their choice of ACGO TerraGator or RoGator.  All participants will be given a certificate to recognize their nomination.