The Top Producer of the Year Award recognizes producers who demonstrate excellence in the business of farming, including marketing, farm finance, family and employee relations, technology and environmental stewardship.
If these characteristics can be used to describe you, then you should apply to be the 2010 Top Producer of the Year.
Entrants will be judged on:
- entrepreneurial originality (50%)
- financial and business progress (30%)
- industry or community leadership (20%)
Any farmer or rancher who derives at least half of his/her income from farming and farm-related ventures may apply.
The Application Process
Participants must complete the entry form, including two letters of reference from an accountant, banker or agribusiness leader. Winners must agree to be recognized in the articles published in the magazine. Any financial information remains confidential unless entrants agree to its release.
The deadline to enter is Sept. 30, 2009.
Download the application form:
First Place wins use of a new Challenger MT700 Track Tractor or an MT600 Wheeled Tractor for 200 hours or six months (whichever comes first). Winner and runners-up each receive a trip for two to attend the Top Producer business seminar in Chicago, Jan. 27-29, 2010.
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