Feb. 5-7, 2024
Kansas City, MO

TOP PRODUCER AWARDS

The 2024 Top Producer Summit will be held February 5-7 in Kansas City. 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.

2025 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. 15, 2024

2025 Top Producer NEXT GEN Award

The award recognizes farmers 40 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. 15, 2024 

2025 Top Producer Women in Ag 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. 15, 2024

Top Producer of the Year  Award Winners Through the Years

2023 Top Producer of the Year Winner
Silent Shade Planting Company
Jeremy & Elizabeth Jack

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

Top Producer Women in Ag Award Winners Through the Years

2023 EWA Trailblazer Award Winner
Marcia Ruff
Circleville, Ohio

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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

Top Producer NEXT GEN Award Winners Through the Years

2023 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Trey Wasserburger from North Platte, Neb

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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2019 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Anthony Schwarck

2018 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Maggie Holub

2017 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Cody Goodknight

2016 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award WinnerChris Noble

2015 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Matt Sims

2014 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Jeremy Weaver

2013 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Joanna Carraway

2012 Tomorrow's Top Producer Horizon Award Winner
Michael Daniels