TOP PRODUCER AWARDS

The 2023 Top Producer Summit will be held Jan. 23–25 in Nashville. During the Summit, Top Producer Awards Ceremony will recognize remarkable farmers who have taken risks, built thriving businesses and given back to their communities. Learn more about the various Top Producer awards below.

2023 Top Producer of the Year

The award honors three producers whose operations are at the forefront of agriculture and crowns one winner. Entrants are judged on entrepreneurial originality (50%), financial and business progress (30%) and industry or community leadership (20%). All three finalists receive trips to the Summit, CEO coaching sessions and other prizes. The winner also receives a lease of a Case IH tractor.
Deadline to enter: Sept. 30, 2022

2023 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon

The award recognizes farmers 35 and under who represent the next generation of esteemed farm leaders. Entrants are judged on entrepreneurial originality (50%), financial and business progress (30%) and leadership (20%). The winner receives a trip to the Summit, a drone and other prizes.
Deadline to enter: Sept. 30, 2022 

2023 EWA Trailblazer Award

This award is given to a female producer who is a shining example for her peers. Entrants are judged on agricultural advocacy (50%), farm business innovation (30%) and industry or community leadership (20%). The winner receives a trip to the Summit and leadership or succession planning consulting sessions.
Deadline to enter: Sept. 30, 2022

Top Producer of the Year  Award Winners Through the Years

2022 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Todd & Louise Malecha

 

2021 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Longview Farms -- The Henry's

2020 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Kristjan Hebert

2019 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Jimmy Tosh

2018 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Frank Howey

2017 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Chalmers & Lori Anne Carr

2016 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Donald & Cheri De Jong

2015 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Peterson Farms

2014 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Lee Lubbers

2013 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Luke Brubaker

2012 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Greg Halverson

2011 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Jim Kline

2010 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Donny DeLine

2009 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Lon Frahm

2008 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Dave Minich

2007 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Kip Tom

2006 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Chad Olsen

2005 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Steve Irsik

2004 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Brian Mitchell

2003 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Dean Folkvord

2002 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Melvin Winger

2001 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Ben Riensche

2000 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Marty Klinker

Executive Women in Agriculture Trailblazer Award Winners Through the Years

2022 EWA Trailblazer Award Winner
Susan Weaver Ford

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2021 EWA Trailblazer Award Winner
Jennie Schmidt

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2020 EWA Trailblazer Award Winner
Macey Wessels & Shelly Boshart Davis

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2019 EWA Trailblazer Award Winner
April Hemmes

Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winners Through the Years

2022 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Martin Angus

2021 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Matt Splitter

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2020 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Chase Dewitz

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