that field work for the 2010 season has wrapped up, ag retailers and
custom applicators have time to take stock of the last few months and
get some rest before the spring rush starts all over again. If you
run a custom ag services business and would like to reward one of
your sprayer operators for his or her good work, AGCO’s Operator of
the Year award program could be one way to do it.
can nominate their best application operator for the award. But
you’ll have to do it soon. Nominations close at the end of this
month, and the prizes are pretty substantial. Here is how AGCO’s
official press release describes the competition.
Application Equipment is proud to recognize the outstanding
achievements and professionalism of the industry’s premier custom
applicators through the 2010 Operator of the Year program. Judging
criteria for Operator of the Year includes years of service, acreage
covered and community involvement.
and the winner of the 2010 Operator of the Year award will be
recognized in February at the 2011 Canadian Association of
Agri-Retailers (CAAR) Convention. The winner will be awarded a 2010
Harley-Davidson motorcycle. New for 2010, the ag retailer who
nominates the winning Operator of the Year will receive a Harley gift
as well: A three-day/two-night Harley Road Trip for the nominator and
more information on the program or to nominate someone, go to AGCO’s
award website http://search.applylikeapro.ca.
will select one winner from the U.S. and another from Canada.
According to Liz Suter Van-Leer, a PR spokesperson for AGCO, the
number of nominations for the Canadian award are low compared to the
U.S. program; and that has been the case for the past few years. “Our
numbers in Canada have been historically low but we know there are
some deserving individuals out there that we haven’t successfully
reached with this information,” she says.
means the odds of your operator winning are pretty good. So why not
nominate one of your hardworking guys or gals?