Following on the heels of crowing a U.S. winner for Operator of the Year, AGCO is excited to announce the three outstanding finalists for Operator of the Year in Canada, a program that recognizes the hard work and accomplishments of Canada’s best custom applicators. Judging criteria for Operator of the Year includes customer service, overall leadership and commitment to the application business and community involvement. Check back with us in February to see who takes home the title of Operator of the Year and a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. Congratulations and good luck to our finalists!
Brett Bohachewski, Aylsham Agro (Aylsham, Saskatchewan) — In 2010, Bohachewski sprayed nearly 60,000 acres and floated 5,500 acres with a track record of excellence that rivals veteran custom applicators. He also finds time before peak season to personally visit his customers to educate them on the latest equipment or to troubleshoot issues in the field. Bohachewski’s sense of responsibility is evident throughout the community as he balances his professional duties with being a member of the volunteer fire department and a floor hockey coach for people with special needs.
Patrick Potter, Dow Fertilizer (Onoway, Alberta) — For the past 12 years, without fail, Patrick Potter has come to work at Dow Fertilizer with an attitude that this business is his business. It’s Potter’s keen understanding of the application business that has made a trusted resource for counsel and solutions-based advice on equipment troubleshooting and other operational issues that fellow custom applicators come across in the line of work. Potter also is a livestock producer and dog trainer.
Mike Rempel, Domain Co-op (Domain, Manitoba) — Rain around Manitoba dampened fields and the chances for a quick and timely spraying season in 2010, but Mike Rempel never waivered from first contacting customers to discuss field conditions and to also follow up if tracks were left in the field due to heavy machine weight on the damp soil. A careful and consummate professional, Rempel covers more than 50,242 acres annually with a nearly spotless record. Rempel farms part-time and also is an active member of the community, including serving as greeter at the Doman Community Hall.
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