In its fifth year for the contest, AGCO Application Equipment has named Mike Pluimer as 2010 Operator of the Year.
Plumier has a 20-year career and an average of covering 68,000-acres a year for Ceres Solutions in Templeton, Ind. Pluimer’s hard work and accomplishments were celebrated at the Agricultural Retailers Association Conference and Exposition when he was presented a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle as the winner of the 2010 AGCO Application Equipment Operator of the Year award.
Agri-retailers from across the country submitted some of their best custom applicators. This year, Tom Stein of Ceres Solutions submitted Pluimer’s winning nomination. For submitting the winning nomination, Stein was awarded a three-day/two-night Harley Road Trip for himself and a friend.
In addition to Pluimer, the other finalists for 2010 Operator of the Year include:
· Gary Brandt, Gate FS Inc., Red Bud, Illinois
· Marcos Duarte, Crop Production Service, Galva, Kansas
· Tony Kornder, Genesis, Le Center, Minnesota