ALTUS, OKLAHOMA, (April 1, 2021) – David Bush of Altus, Okla. was recently recognized for his farming operation as a finalist for Producer of the Year 2021. The prestigious title is sponsored by Livingston Machinery Company and supported by Manitou Group, that together will provide the winner of the contest with a new Manitou telehandler for free for one year.
“One thing I enjoy about farming is that you get real close to your neighbors and friends. They become your family and that’s kind of the way it is. So they’re not just only friends, they’re part of your family and we wouldn’t change that for anything,” said Bush, during his video profile conducted on March 15th. Having already undergone a nomination phase and a committee-selection process to identify the top three finalists, each candidate was given the opportunity to be interviewed on their farm to showcase their operation.
With video interviews now online for public review of each finalist, voting and information regarding the exclusively online contest can be found at www.staging.parallelag.com. Finalists, such as Bush must depend on his social media and overall online presence to earn daily votes to accumulate before the contest closes on ________. The finalists with the most votes at the end of the contest will be awarded with agricultural telescopic forklift, provided by Livingston Machinery and Manitou Group.
Farmers and ag leaders, such as Bush, are the reason behind Livingston Machinery’s development of the awards. Headquartered in Chickasha, Okla., the equipment dealership launched the Producer of the Year and Custom Operator of the Year program to honor individuals, families and small ag businesses across the South-Central U.S. for their exceptional involvement in agriculture.
Whether the nominee applied as a producer (a farmer/rancher working their own property) or a custom operator (someone who does custom work for others such as harvesting crops with their own machinery) each nominee was assessed on four qualifying categories to become one of three finalists in each of the two divisions: innovation, productivity, legacy, and community service.
After successfully making it through numerous qualifying rounds, Bush continues to be a strong candidate for the esteemed award of Producer of the Year 2021. However, he will need support of community members and online followers to ensure final recognition of his hard-earned agricultural efforts. Click HERE to vote today!