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You work hard every day to keep the world fed.

It's time you were rewarded for it.

Livingston Machinery Company wants to say thank you with the keys to a new Manitou telehandler.

Livingston Machinery Company would like to honor men, women and families that support the agricultural industry every day through their involvement in farming, ranching and other ag-related ventures. In order to best reach this goal, LMC has created the Producer of the Year and Custom Operator of the Year programs. Both awards will be given annually and will include several different forms of recognition and prizes. The ultimate prize for the winner of each category will be a new Manitou 840 telehandler for a year-long lease, compliments of Livingston Machinery Company and Manitou Group!


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 2021 Producer and Custom Operator of the Year.

INNOVATION

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 with each season. Who do you know that has applied modern technology to their highest advantage, or implemented creative ways to gain a competitive edge?

PRODUCTIVITY

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?

LEGACY

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?

COMMUNITY SERVICE

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 you think of someone who serves their community with the same dedication that they have for working in agriculture?

Nominations open January 1-31, 2021


Please provide the nominee’s contact information. If you are recommending another and do not have their contact information, please provide your own.
ALL fields should be required in order to submit the form.

Please indicate who this contact information is for:
Which category does the nominee best fit:

Livingston Machinery Company and Manitou are looking for an individual or family most deserving of the titles Producer of the Year and Operator of the Year. When we think of these prestigious titles, we think of 4 primary categories that determine a person or family's qualifications:

Innovation, Productivity, Legacy and Community Service

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Use of the Manitou telehandler is subject to signing an agreement on the use, terms, conditions and time period involved.
  • Livingston Machinery Company employees and direct family members of LMC employees are not eligible.
  • Nominees must participate in all necessary photoshoots and video interviews to maintain eligibility.
  • Minimal participation (photos and video interview) will be required of top three finalists in each category from February through March 2021.
  • All nominees who participate in photography and videography events will sign a media release to allow for future advertising purposes.
  • All uses of official Producer of the Year and Custom Operator of the Year logo are owned by Livingston Machinery Company. Nominees and winners of said events must seek permissions for the usage of either logo.
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR AND CUSTOMER OPERATOR OF THE YEAR IS A PUBLIC AND TRANSPARENT CONTEST OPERATED ON SOCIAL MEDIA. THE TOP THREE IN BOTH CATEGORIES WILL BE VOTED ON USING A PUBLIC PLATFORM TO ENSURE FAIRNESS AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
  • Questions regarding the awards can be directed to marketing@livingstonmachinery.com