Local Farmers Named Finalists for 'Top Producer of the Year'
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/18/2017
Three farmers are in the running for the 2017 'Top Producer of the Year' award in Chicago, and two of those finalists are from America's Dairyland. The 18th annual award will be given during a seminar sponsored by Top Producer magazine on January 24-27.
The award is given each year to recognize producers whose excellence in business can teach industry peers about value-added ventures, succession plans, overcoming adversity and more.
Among this year's finalists are John Pagel of Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee; and Richard and Roderick Gumz of Gumz Farms, a row crop and vegetable operation in Endeavor. The third finalist is a fruit and vegetable grower from South Carolina.
Each of the finalists will get to choose either a Steiger Rowtrac or a Magnum Rowtrac from Case IH for 150 hours of use.
The Top Producer Seminar attracts more than 900 attendees each year.