Award Celebrates Application Professionals for Their Work and Personal Accomplishments; Winner Receives Harley Davidson

AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, announces the last month of nominations for AGCO Application Equipment’s 13th Annual Operator of the Year. The award recognizes the value of the hard work professional applicators do caring for crops and customers across the country, as well as their involvement in their communities.


Ag retailers can submit nominations for the 13th Annual Operator of the Year at through October 22, 2018. Four finalists will be chosen and guests of AGCO at the 2018 Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo, Nov. 27-29, 2018. The 13th Annual Operator of the Year winner will be announced Nov. 29 at the conference and presented the grand prize, a new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle.

“A unique aspect of the Operator of the Year program is that nominations are submitted by those who know the operator’s work best,” says Mark Mohr, tactical marketing manager with AGCO. “They know the long hours, hard work and extra training that goes into being a professional applicator. AGCO knows application professionals are critical in helping farmers provide food to the world and is proud to sponsor this award.”


Unlike many sponsored awards, Operator of the Year is open to all ag retailers* and custom applicators in the United States, regardless of the equipment brands used in their application fleets. A panel of judges from AGCO will evaluate nominees based on their performance both in the field and in the community, including criteria such as skill, dedication and customer service, as well as community involvement.

For more information about the Operator of the Year Award and to see past winners, please visit: