The 2019 Top Producer Summit, which takes place Jan. 15–17 in Chicago, is a combination of three business education and networking conferences: Top Producer Seminar, Tomorrow’s Top Producer and Executive Women in Agriculture (EWA). During the Summit, Top Producer will recognize remarkable farmers who have taken risks, built thriving businesses and given back to their communities.
The award honors three producers whose operations are at the forefront of agriculture and crowns one winner. Entrants are judged on entrepreneurial originality (50%), financial and business progress (30%) and industry or community leadership (20%). All three finalists receive trips to the Summit, CEO coaching sessions and other prizes. The winner also receives a lease of a Case IH tractor. Apply by Aug. 30. Sponsored by Bayer and Case IH
The award recognizes farmers 35 and under who represent the next generation of esteemed farm leaders. Entrants are judged on entrepreneurial originality (50%), financial and business progress (30%) and leadership (20%). The winner receives a trip to the Summit, a drone and other prizes. Apply by Nov. 5. Sponsored by Pioneer
This new award will be given to a female producer who is a shining example for her peers. Entrants are judged on agricultural advocacy (50%), farm business innovation (30%) and industry or community leadership (20%). The winner receives a trip to the Summit and leadership or succession planning consulting sessions. Apply by Nov. 5.
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