Parallel Ag General Blog Post


El RENO, OKLAHOMA, (April 1, 2021) – Brothers, Steve and Peter Jensen of Jensen Farms in El Reno, Okla. were recently recognized for their farming and cattle 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.

“Our mission is to be the best stewards of what God has entrusted us to take care of with these resources, whether it be first and foremost, the people that work with us or family members. And secondly, our livestock and our land, because without land and livestock and taking care of those assets, we wouldn’t have anything,” said Steve Jensen, during his video profile conducted on March 16th. 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 Finalists, such as the Jensen’s 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 the Jensen’s, 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, the Jensen’s continue to be strong candidates for the esteemed award of Producer of the Year 2021. However, they will need support of community members and online followers to ensure final recognition of his hard-earned agricultural efforts. Click HERE to vote today!

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