ARA Honors AGCO Operator of the Year

Carrie Muehling

The 2017 Operator of the Year, sponsored by AGCO Corporation, Andrew Myburgh of Aberdeen, South Dakota, was honored at the recent Agriculture Retailers Association (ARA) annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Originally from South Africa, Myburgh is a Certified Applicator at the Wheat Growers in Aberdeen, where he treats 40,000 acres of fields and is often requested by name. Now a …

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Manolovits Named AGCO Operator of the Year

Taylor Truckey

Brian Manolovits, ag operator for Wilbur Ellis hailing from Mott, N.D., was selected as the 10th Annual Operator of the Year. Manolovits earned the top honor at the 2015 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference and Expo held Dec. 1 through Dec. 3 in Palm Desert, California. “I am honored to be selected as AGCO’s Operator of the Year from among …

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Wheat Growers’ Applicator Finalist for Operator of the Year

Taylor Truckey

Four finalists have been named to AGCO’s Operator of the Year award; one will be announced as the 10th Annual Operator of the Year at the 2015 ARA Conference and Expo in California December 1-3, 2015. Curtis Fick, Wheat Growers’ lead applicator at the Carpenter location, has been chosen as one of four national finalists for AGCO’s Operator of the …

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AGCO Opens Nominations for Operator of the Year

Kelly Marshall

AGCO Corporation has announced they are now accepting nominations for their 10th Annual Operator of the Year program.  The award recognizes the men and women who spend hours applying fertilizer and crop protection products using technologically advanced equipment to help farmers achieve their best possible yields. The grand prize is a brand new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. “Over the past nine years of the program, …

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AGCO Operator of the Year at ARA Convention

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of a brand new Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the ARA Convention is Brent Klein, Simplot Grower Solutions. He beat out 4 finalists for the AGCO Application Equipment Operator of the Year Award. This is the ninth consecutive year the company has recognized North America’s top custom applicators who consistently bring outstanding skill, dedication and passion to their jobs. Brent …

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Harvesting The High Plains Documentary

Chuck Zimmerman

Last year’s Midwest drought evoked images of the dust bowl of the “dirty 30’s”. But how many of you really know much about it or what it took to survive those trying times? Here’s one way you can get a glimpse into those times. It’s a film documentary called, “Harvesting The High Plains.” An advance copy is now available for …

AGCO, Agribusiness, Audio, Farming, Harvest, Video, Wheat

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Talia Goes

CHS, Inc. is pleased to introduce the CHS Center for Cooperative Growth, an online platform that gathers and shares diverse viewpoints. Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. held a grand opening of the Kinze Innovation Center with Iowa Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds. AgReliant Genetics is expanding its corn research efforts in Kansas by adding a breeding program facility and nursery that will accommodate …

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Wrapping Up AG CONNECT Expo

Chuck Zimmerman

The chairman of the management committee for AG CONNECT Expo is Martin Richenhagen, AGCO President/CEO. I spoke with him about this year’s show which is now winding down to its last hour. Martin said that one of the differences for this show from last year was having a lot more visitors and he credits having other organizations holding their meetings …



Chuck Zimmerman

You learn things at a NAMA convention. I ran into Sue Otten, AGCO, and learned that they now have a blog. Could Sue (right) and Jamy Johnson look happier over the fact that they’re now blogging for AGCO? I’m Sue and we’re thrilled to launch AGCO’s blog. Agriculture is a strong community-oriented industry and a perfect fit for social media. …

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AGCO Shows How To Go Social

Chuck Zimmerman

AGCO is providing a great example of how to integrate social media and networking into their communications strategy and to learn more about what they’re doing I spoke with Sue Otten, Director, Corporate Communications & Brand Communications Worldwide. In our conversation we talk about why the company has invested in very active social communications channels. Sue says that it’s a …

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