Become the 2010 Top Producer of the Year

September 2, 2009 07:00 PM

Sara Schafer, Top Producer Business & Crops Online Editor
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:
The Prizes
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.
For More Information

You can e-mail Sara Schafer at

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