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Operator of the Year

Congratulations to the 2021 Operator of the Year: Kolby Watson

Difficult or tedious applications? That’s pretty much Kolby Watson’s specialty. You can find him and his Rogator 1100B or Terragator 8400B anywhere from Townsend, MT to Victor, ID to Alta, WY. New technology and evolving crops mean that Kolby is always rising to the challenge, taking the regional Certified Crop Advisor test in February 2021. He’s also planning to take the international Certified Crop Advisor test this coming winter. When not seated in the cab of his applicator, you can find Kolby in the field pulling tissue samples, scouting crops, soil sampling, and following up with his customers.

Congratulations to the other two finalists: Bill Bata from Adams, North Dakota and Brady Jones from Lindsay, Ontario


We’re proud to recognize the top custom applicators in North America who spend hundreds of hours in the field every year caring for crops, customers and communities.

*Fendt RoGator time can be redeemed in 2022.  Dependent on inventory availability. Yeti Tumblers will be sent to the first 50 applicants.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Nominators must be an owner or employee of a retailer that provides agricultural chemical application services, residing in the 50 U.S. / D.C. or Canada (excluding Quebec), age 18+ and the age of majority in his/her state/province of residence* (*19+ in AL, BC, NE,NB, NL, NT, NS, NU and YT; 21+ in MS). Candidates must be a custom applicator of agricultural chemicals or an ag-retailer operator that has the primary job of operating application equipment, residing in the 50 U.S. / D.C. or Canada(excluding Quebec), age 18+ and the age of majority* in his/her state/province of residence. Void in Quebec, outside the 50 U.S./D.C. and Canada and where prohibited. Nomination Period starts at 12:00:01 AM ET on 8/1/21; ends at 11:59:59 PM ET on 10/11/21. For details on how to nominate a candidate, prizes and Official Rules, click here.There is no limit to the number of nominations a nominator may submit, however,a nominator may only submit one (1) nomination for any one (1) candidate. A Nominator may not submit a nomination for himself/herself.  Sponsors: AGCO Corporation, 4205 River Green Parkway, Duluth, GA  30096 and AGCO Canada Limited, 515 Dewdney Avenue, Regina, SK, S4N 6S1.

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