Nominations for Producer and Custom Operator of the year 2022, are officially closed.
View the finalist below. Check back soon for the online contest!
Jerrod Cowan (JC Cowan Farms) Watonga, OK Brittany Krehbiel-Hukill (Krehbiel Farms) Hydro, OK Tanner Mesman (Windmolen Farms) Farwell, TX
Kyle Beauchamp (KB Custom Ag) Ault, CO Lucas Northcutt (LDN Hay & Cattle Co) Lexington, OK Marshall Mininger (M&M Hay) Texhoma, TX
Qualifications for the two programs are simple. The Producer of the Year nominee must be a farmer or rancher working their own property and be able to qualify for at least 2 out of the 4 criteria points listed below in the nomination form. The Custom Operator of the Year nominee must be an individual or company who earns a living doing custom jobs for others, such as those who travel and harvest or spray pesticides/fertilizers for others. The Custom Operator of the Year must also qualify for at least 2 out of the 4 criteria points listed below in the nomination form.
Livingston Machinery Company welcomes all nominations and self-nominations for both programs. After nominations close, a committee will choose the top three outstanding nominees for both programs. Those selected will go through a video interview process and ultimately the winners will be chosen through an online voting system by their peers and the agricultural community. Livingston Machinery Company and Manitou Group are proud to present this new program and look forward to honoring some of the best people in the industry as the 2022 Producer and Custom Operator of the Year.
The world of agriculture is constantly evolving. Through research and technology, farmers are able to do more with less, work more efficiently, operate on lower margins, and be more successful each season. Who do you know that has applied modern to their highest advantage, or implemented creative ways to gain a competitive edge?
Our society cannot survive without agriculture, yet it’s increasingly difficult to transition a family farm, sizable ranch or even larger ag-based endeavor to the next generation. Candidates for these awards may have significant family involvement or chosen successors to help carry on the important task of feeding the world. Does someone come to mind when you think of a farmer preparing for the future of agriculture?
Agricultural productivity is viewed relatively. Therefore, it isn’t necessary to work hundreds of acres or have dozens of employees, because the size of a farm or operation isn’t a direct indicator of high productivity. Instead, we measure by the amount of crops produced compared to the amount of time, effort and money put into growing the crops. The candidates we seek will produce the best quality and quantity from the opportunities before them. Do you know someone who has been a leader in agricultural productivity?
Farming has never been for the faint of heart, and those who earn a living in this industry understand hard times better than most. By nature, the life of a farmer has always been about helping others. It’s about our friends, our neighbors and our communities. From donating time, money, services, crops, equipment or more, we often hear of farmers who are helping others more than what they can do for themselves. Who do you picture when think of someone who serves their community with the same dedication that they have for working in agriculture.
Check out our Youtube page for interviews from previous years contests – to meet former nominees, learn about their experience and get a feel for the filming process.