In 2019, Top Producer will present its 19th Top Producer of the Year Award and eighth Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award. The two awards pay tribute to remarkable farmers who have taken risks, built successful businesses and given back to their communities.
Producers who have won these awards represent diverse operations spanning row crops, fruits, vegetables, dairy, beef, straw and more. Their stories are compelling not only because of the markets they serve but also because of the outstanding business practices they have adopted over time. They have faced hardship and stayed true to personal missions. The mark of these winners is not risk aversion but a capacity to work hard and win.
The winners of these two awards will be recognized at the Top Producer Summit, which takes place Jan. 15-17, 2019 in Chicago.
2019 Top Producer of the Year Award
The application deadline for the Top Producer of the Year Award is Aug. 30, 2018. The award honors three remarkable producers whose operations are at the forefront of agriculture. Read about the 2018 winner, Frank Howey of Monroe, N.C.
The 2018 Top Producer of the Year winner received a trip for two to Top Producer Seminar, a lease of a Case IH tractor for six months, a trip for two to Commodity Classic, CEO consulting sessions and other prizes.
To apply, fill out the required information and send two letters of reference from a banker or agribusiness leader. Learn more and download the application.
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2019 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award
The application for the Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award is due Nov. 5, 2018. The award recognizes farmers 35 and under who represent the next generation of esteemed farm leaders.
As with the Top Producer of the Year Award, winners are recognized in Top Producer magazine and online, and entrants are judged on entrepreneurial originality (50%), financial and business progress (30%) and leadership (20%).
The 2018 Horizon Award winner received trips for two to the Top Producer Seminar, a drone and other prizes. Read about Maggie Holub of Scribner, Neb., the 2018 winner.
Learn more and download the application.
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