AGCO Announces Recipients Of 2020 Operator Of The Year Donations


GCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, announced today that charitable donations were received by fourteen different local community organizations on behalf of past winners of the annual Operator of the Year award.

In previous years, the award was presented to individual application operators who demonstrated high levels of performance, leadership, community support, and involvement. However, in celebration of the program’s 15th year and in recognition of the challenges faced by communities throughout the coronavirus pandemic, AGCO, its dealers, and retailers of past Operator of the Year winners transformed the award to benefit local nonprofit organizations.

“We are sincerely grateful for the generosity of our dealers and retailers, who readily agreed that this year’s award should go to their communities and organizations serving those in need,” said David Webster, AGCO director of marketing. “Such devotion to their neighbors perfectly exemplifies the qualities that Operator of the Year has recognized every year since 2005.”

Donations were made to charitable organizations identified by each of the ag retailers who nominated the program’s past 14 winners. The retailers, with full support from AGCO dealers, have been delivering the donations since early October. The Operator of the Year program will plan to return to its original structure of awarding nominated operators in 2021.

Recipients of the 2020 donations are below. For more information regarding recipient organizations and photos of presentations, follow #OperatorOfTheYear and #ApplyLikeAPro on @ChallengerAg’s Facebook page.

Ziegler Ag Equipment and Ag Partners of Goodhue, MN
for the Courage Kenny Foundation

Ziegler Ag Equipment and Crystal Valley Cooperative of Madelia, MN
for the Future Farmers of America – Madelia High School Chapter

Atlantic & Southern Application Sales and Southern States Cooperative of Pitt County, NC
for Clayhill Hunting Club’s USSA Clayhill Hunt

Agri-Service and Simplot Grower Solutions of Madison County, ID
for the Teton-Newdale Cemetery Veterans Memorial

Ziegler Ag Equipment and Heartland Co-op of Slater, IA
for the Des Moines Area Community College Agribusiness Program

Agri-Service and Wilbur-Ellis of Warden, WA
for Life Services of Spokane

MacAllister Machinery AG Division and Nutrien Ag Solutions of Rochester, IN
for Future Farmers of America – Caston High School Chapter

Butler Ag Equipment and Agtegra of Aberdeen, SD
for Groton Post 114 of the American Legion

Butler Ag Equipment and Wilbur-Ellis of Mott, ND
for the Mott / Regent Public School Library

Butler Ag Equipment and Agtegra of Aberdeen, SD
for Make-A-Wish South Dakota & Montana

Butler Ag Equipment and CHS of Alma, NE
for the Xi Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi International

MacAllister Machinery AG Division and Ceres Solutions of Templeton, IN
for the Benton Community Food & Service Co-Op

MacAllister Machinery AG Division and Clunette Elevator of Leesburg, IN
for the Nappanee Missionary Church

Butler Ag Equipment and Farmers Oil Union of Fairmount, ND
for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital