WATONGA, OKLAHOMA, (August 3, 2022) – Jerrod Cowan of Watonga, Okla. was honored as the 2022 Producer of the Year, a title sponsored by Livingston Machinery Company and supported by Manitou Group. As the winner of this prestigious award, Cowan received a new Manitou 840 telehandler with attachments for free for one year.
The Producer of the Year contest was created to recognize outstanding agricultural leaders with extensive history in the farming industry. After being nominated by his peers, undergoing a committee-selection process to identify the top three finalists, Cowan then conducted a video interview to share more about his farming operation. Videos of all finalists were posted online and voted on by the public to secure the title of 2022 Producer of the Year.
“It is an honor to be recognized as the 2022 Producer of the Year. Farming is sometimes a thankless job but receiving this recognition from Livingston Machinery and Manitou, as well as the many votes from family, friends and community members is overwhelming. I am very grateful for this experience and honor. Our family will cherish this celebration for many years.” said Cowan after receiving the award.
Beyond the use of the telehandler for the year, Cowan will be rewarded numerous benefits throughout his reign as Producer of the Year. From being featured in advertising campaigns to being prominent guests at exclusive events, the title will be honored in countless ways by both Livingston Machinery and Manitou Group. Additionally, Cowan will play an integral role in the 2022 awards process.
Headquartered in Chickasha, Okla., the equipment dealership, Livingston Machinery Company, 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.
To learn more about the program, nominate others for future awards or to view interviews such as Jared Cowans, visit www.LMChonorsAG.com.