DULUTH, Ga. — Hesston by Massey Ferguson®, the industry-leading hay equipment brand from AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO), announces the 2018 Team Hesston cowboy and cowgirl lineup.

Comprised of some of the top contestants in ProRodeo today, Team Hesston Rodeo is the focal point of Hesston's support of the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), a relationship that dates back to 1975. Team Hesston Rodeo's 10-member team includes:

  • Dustin Bird – 5-time WNFR-qualifying Team Roper (Header); Tie-down Roper
  • Luke Branquinho – 5-time World Champion Steer Wrestler, 14-time WNFR-qualifier; Tie-down Roper
  • Sherry Cervi – 2013 WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer, 4 WPRA world titles, 19-time WNFR-qualifier
  • Tyson Durfey – 2016 World Champion,10-time WNFR-qualifying Tie-down Roper
  • Ty Erickson – 4-time WNFR-qualifying Steer Wrestler
  • Joe Frost – 4-time WNFR-qualifying Bull Rider; Steer Wrestler; Tie-down Roper
  • Travis Graves – 9-time WNFR-qualifying Team Roper (Heeler)
  • KC Jones – 9-time WNFR-qualifying Steer Wrestler; Tie-down Roper
  • Fallon Taylor – 2014 WPRA World Champion Barrel Racer, 7-time WNFR-qualifier
  • Cody Teel – 2012 Bull Riding World Champion, 5-time WNFR-qualifier

"Hesston's brand heritage is synonymous with ProRodeo, and our customers love and appreciate this great sport," said Nick Huston, Hesston by Massey Ferguson brand marketing manager at AGCO. "We at Hesston are excited to support this amazing team of accomplished competitors and look forward to watching them compete this season."

Team Hesston Rodeo fans can follow and interact with Team Hesston cowboy and cowgirls on Facebook and Twitter, and see their photos, videos, and biographies at http://www.hesston.com/teamhesstonrodeo.html.

Additionally, Team Hesston will be signing autographs for fans at Cowboy Christmas, an annual shopping experience. Cowboy Christmas is located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, mid-morning of Saturday, December 8th, 2018, which is also Hesston Night at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo competition.   

 “Throughout the years I’ve learned that the life of a cowboy is full of hard knocks, rough roads, and nights of little sleep. But I can tell you it doesn’t stop me from working hard, pushing forward, and always getting the job done,” said new Team Hesston cowboy Tyson Durfey. “Hesston always works as hard as you do and is the equipment that always gets the job done!”

“I am very honored to be on Team Hesston. Our family has collected Hesston rodeo buckles since the very start.  My grandpa used to give all the grandkids the Hesston NFR buckles each year for Christmas,” said returning Team Hesston cowboy KC Jones.  “It is really exciting to add Tyson, Joe and Ty this year to the team to bring the fans, dealers and AGCO more excitement.”

Visit www.agcocorp.com for more product information and to find a dealer.

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