Tod Borge of South Dakota Wheat Growers, Bath, S.D., was named 2009 Ag-Chem Operator of the Year at the Agricultural Retailers Association Conference & Exposition.
"Quality operators are an essential component of any successful custom application program. Tod's commitment to application excellence sets a standard that is unattainable by most equipment operators. He's the sort of unselfish person that enriches everything he touches, including our company and our community," says Scott Hier, vice president of agronomy at South Dakota Wheat Growers. "It's really great to see him get some national recognition for all of his hard work."
"Tod truly represents the best of the best in custom application. He is the 'go-to-guy' for South Dakota Wheat Growers, and it is obvious his customers and managers count on him day in and day out to do an exceptional job in the field. His commitment to precision agriculture, training and accuracy in the field sets a strong example for all professional applicators." says Mark Sharitz, director of marketing for AGCO Application Equipment, which sponsors the contest. "We're pleased to recognize his efforts, and the contributions that all operators make to our industry."
The Ag-Chem Operator of the Year is an ongoing program to recognize the best operators in the custom application industry. To learn more about the program or to nominate an operator for the 2010 program, go to www.applylikeapro.com.