Wheat Growers’ Applicator Finalist for Operator of the Year

Taylor TruckeyARA, wheat

agcoFour finalists have been named to AGCO’s Operator of the Year award; one will be announced as 10th Annual Operator of the Year at the 2015 ARA Conference and Expo in California December 1-3, 2015.

Curtis Fick, Wheat Growers’ lead applicator at the Carpenter location, has been chosen as one of four national finalists for AGCO’s Operator of the Year Program. The program recognizes some of the best custom applicators in North America.

Known for his attention to detail, precision and always going above and beyond to exceed customer expectations, Fick covers an average of 40,000 acres every year.

curtis fick“Curtis is an outstanding operator and takes great pride in the work he does,” Mike Madsen, Carpenter Location Manager, said. “He is very particular about each task, treating each field as if it were his own. Curtis has gone three years without a spray claim, and his precise application has gained the trust and reliance of many producers in the area.”

Fick is also involved in his community, where he volunteers for local events, regularly helps out at his church and is part of the local fire rescue team.

“I was shocked when I found out I was selected as a finalist for AGCO’s Operator of the Year,” Fick said. “Nothing like this has ever happened to me. And, I had no idea the award is nationwide.”

The winner will receive the grand prize of a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and the retailer who nominated the winner will receive 100 hours free use of their choice of an AGCO TerraGator self-propelled high-floatation applicator or RoGator self-propelled sprayer.