You’ve taken the risks and built a successful business.
You give back to your industry and your local community.
Your story would help others push themselves to achieve success.
The Top Producer of the Year Award identifies and honors agricultural producers from whom our readers can learn business concepts, ranging from value-added ventures to succession plans to overcoming adversity. If these characteristics can be used to describe you, then you should apply to be the 2021 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 three 2020 Top Producer of the Year finalists received a trip for two to Top Producer Seminar, a trip to Commodity Classic, CEO consulting sessions and other prizes. The winner also received a lease of a Case IH tractor for six months. Prizes may vary from 2020.
The three finalists for the 2020 Top Producer of the Year award will be recognized at the 2020 Top Producer Seminar, which runs Jan. 28-30 in Chicago.
Deadline to enter: Sept. 1, 2020
For details, please email editor Sara Schafer at [email protected]
Profiles of Past Winners:
2020 Top Producer of the Year
Winner: Kristjan Hebert, Moosomin, Saskatchewan
Sam Ross, Pioneer, La.
Becky Berger, Hillsboro, Ore.
2019 Top Producer of the Year
Winner: Jimmy Tosh, Henry, Tenn.
Chris Adams, Grand Forks, N.D.
Ron Rabou, Albin, Wyo.
2018 Top Producer of the Year
Winner: Frank Howey, Monroe, N.C.
2017 Top Producer of the Year
Winner: Chalmers and Lori Anne Carr, Ridge Spring, S.C.
2016 Top Producer of the Year
Donald and Cheri De Jong; Hartley, Texas
2015 Top Producer of the Year
2014 Top Producer of the Year
Lee Lubbers; Gregory, S.D.