Operator of the Year Contest | Apply Like A Pro

The Most Exclusive Award

In the Application Industry

Annual operator of the year contest shines a spotlight on the most impressive application equipment operators in the business.


There’s a place where good people still finish first.

For 14 years, AGCO has recognized the top operators in the application industry with the Operator of the Year Award. The Operator of the Year program recognizes custom applicators in North America who spend hundreds of hours in the field every year, applying fertilizer and crop protection products on millions of crop acres. The award showcases the hard work professional applicators put into caring for crops and customers, as well as their involvement in their communities. We’re proud to recognize these outstanding people, and feel they deserve all the thanks they can get.

Congratulations to the 2019 Operator of the Year Finalists!

In no particular order:

Mose Middleton
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Lucerne, Indiana

Chad Rogers
Coggins Farm Supply
Lake Park, Georgia

Mike Anderson
Simplot Grower Solutions
Caldwell, Idaho

Key Information

Nominations Open July 09, 2019
Nominations Close October 11, 2019
Finalists Announced November 8, 2019
Winner Announced December 4, 2019
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