Suppliers can urge Precision Impact Award entries

decrease font size  Resize text   increase font size       Printer-friendly version of this article Printer-friendly version of this article

Deadline for entry in the Precision Impact Awards, 2014 Ag Retailer Program, is Sept. 15.

We’re still looking for entries and feel the more entries the better. Coming out as a winner will mean more when selected above a number of outstanding operations.  In the end, we know the winner will have a proven record of superior customer service, technological offerings and positive impact on the environment.

If you remember, when we announced the program we explained the judging panel will be looking at a local operation’s use and promotion of precision agriculture technology for the following:

  • Input efficiency improvement.
  • Stewardship of the environment.
  • Bottom-line profitability for the retailer and customers.
  • Grower engagement and encouragement of customer use.
  • Overall innovative use of precision technologies.

We recognize that a local operation might not be able to show a strong advantage in each and every criteria, but there will be areas in which an operation excels. Examples of specific cases where the local operation and certain employees stepped up to increase use of precision ag technology and had a positive impact is what will influence the judges.

You can see what was thought to be examples of activities that fit into each criteria by checking out the entry page at

I’m thinking that some co-ops and ag retailer operations have been hesitant to submit an entry because they feel they’re not that different than other operations around the country, but in reality, if an operation prides itself on being ahead of their local competition in precision ag offerings or is leading the charge by their customers to enter the 21st century of ag, they are prime candidate to win a Precision Impact Award.

There are a lot of precision ag technology manufacturers and distributors working with ag retailer operations, and I know that manufacturer reps and local service suppliers know those local operations that are excelling in providing service using specific equipment and technology.

I’d appreciate manufacturer reps encouraging specific ag retailer, co-op operations to submit an entry in the Precision Impact Awards program. Equipment and technology products being used by an operation will undoubtedly be mentioned in the write-up about the winners.

I must stress again that this award is for local operations and employees, not regional operations and corporate managers.

Registration for two to the Agricultural Retailers Association annual meeting in New Orleans from Dec. 2-4 plus travel and accommodations will be provided each winning company. Announcement of the winners will be in front of the general assembly of registrants. This is the first Precision Impact Awards as initiated by AgProfessional and the ARA.

Those entering this award program do not have to be members of ARA. Please check out the entry form page, which provides more information. The website is

Buyers Guide

Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co.
Doyle Equipment Manufacturing prides themselves as being “The King of the Rotary’s” with their Direct Drive Rotary Blend Systems. With numerous setup possibilities and sizes, ranging from a  more...
A.J. Sackett Sons & Company
Sackett Blend Towers feature the H.I.M, High Intensity Mixer, the next generation of blending and coating technology which supports Precision Fertilizer Blending®. Its unique design allows  more...
R&R Manufacturing Inc.
The R&R Minuteman Blend System is the original proven performer. Fast, precise blending with a compact foot print. Significantly lower horsepower requirement. Low inload height with large  more...
Junge Control Inc.
Junge Control Inc. creates state-of-the-art product blending and measuring solutions that allow you to totally maximize operating efficiency with amazing accuracy and repeatability, superior  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The flagship blending system for the Layco product line is the fully automated Layco DW System™. The advanced technology of the Layco DW (Declining Weight) system results in a blending  more...
Yargus Manufacturing
The LAYCOTE™ Automated Coating System provides a new level of coating accuracy for a stand-alone coating system or for coating (impregnating) in an automated blending system. The unique  more...
John Deere
The DN345 Drawn Dry Spreader can carry more than 12 tons of fertilizer and 17.5 tons of lime. Designed to operate at field speeds up to 20 MPH with full loads and the G4 spreader uniformly  more...
Force Unlimited
The Pro-Force is a multi-purpose spreader with a wider apron and steeper sides. Our Pro-Force has the most aggressive 30” spinner on the market, and is capable of spreading higher rates of  more...
BBI Spreaders
MagnaSpread 2 & MagnaSpread 3 — With BBI’s patented multi-bin technology, these spreaders operate multiple hoppers guided by independent, variable-rate technology. These models are built on  more...

Comments (0) Leave a comment 

e-Mail (required)


characters left

Smooth Wall Grain Bins

Meridian’s SmoothWall bins are the ultimate storage bins, used to handle and store fertilizer, grain, feed and seed, and extend ... Read More

View all Products in this segment

View All Buyers Guides

Feedback Form
Feedback Form