U.S. Custom Harvesters Hosts Record-Breaking Annual Convention, Names Award Winners

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U.S. Custom Harvesters (USCHI) hosted the 38th annual convention January 27-29 at the Amarillo Civic Center. This year’s annual convention saw record-breaking auction and attendance. USCHI members donated over $45,000 for a fallen member’s widow and children, and raised more than $16,000 for cancer research at the Mayo Clinic.

The member-only annual convention hosts a trade show, speakers, live auction, entertainment, meals, and an awards banquet. Reckless Kelly was the featured entertainer Thursday night providing a private concert for USCHI members. Friday night showcased the generosity of the members and trade show sponsors with the highest-grossing auction in the history of the convention. The highlight of the auction was a custom Commander in Chief AR15 with all proceeds going to the family of Brad Heil (#augersoutforbrad). The awards banquet honored scholarship recipients, Hall of Fame inductees and new Board of Directors members.

Scholarship recipients:
Katrina Quick, Borup, MN
Bryce Oliphant, Ellinwood, KS
Ashton Schiltz, Selden, KS
Whitney Befort, Hays, KS

Hall of Fame inductees:
Kelly Kravig, Combine and Platform Marketing Manager, Case IH
Steve Shepherd, Shepherd Harvesting, Onida, SD
Mike and Wendy Kraft, Kraft Harvesting, Munich, ND
Max and Ray Keller, Keller Brothers Harvesting, Hunter, KS

New Board of Directors appointments:
David Misener, Vice President, Elk City, OK
John Dyck, Director, Seagraves, TX
Adam Johnson, Director, Texhoma, TX
Vendor of the Year:
Scherer, Inc.

“The board and I want to thank our members for a successful convention,” said Mandi Sieren, Operations Manager for USCHI. “Besides harvest season, Annual Convention is always the pinnacle of our year. We’re already looking forward to the 2023 convention!”

Next year’s annual convention will be February 2-4, 2023 in Omaha, NE. To become a member or to learn more about U.S. Custom Harvesters, contact Mandi Sieren at (620) 200-1381 or office@uschi.com.