DULUTH, GA (11/24/2020)AGCO 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


Bob Blakely, AGCO | Bob.Blakely@AGCOCorp.com | 770-232-8018

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AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and delivers high-tech solutions for farmers feeding the world through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® smart farming solutions. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $9.0 billion in 2019. For more information, visit https://www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.