The 2015 Precision Impact Awards program is open for entry by local agricultural retailer operations and local managers who are leaders in adoption of precision agricultural equipment and services as well as assisting their farmer customers in precision ag.

This is the second year for the Precision Impact Awards sponsored by AgProfessional and the Agricultural Retailers Association. The website entry port is open for entries to be submitted, and additional backup materials can and should be provided with the written explanations.

There will be three regional winners selected. Those operations that won the award in 2014 are not eligible for entry this year. Last year’s judging panel noted that it was a fine line between being selected a winner and many of the other entries in each region last year.

We know there are a lot of agronomy operations that deserve to be highlighted for their exceptional achievement. This award provides an outlet to show the public that ag retailers, using ag technology, are promoting good stewardship and are responsible environmentalists while assisting their customers to be successful.

There will be a winner selected in three regions—Plains/West, North and South. A panel of sponsor and university representatives will judge the entries on several criteria noted on the entry form. Entry deadline is Aug. 31.

Each winning operation receives round-trip airline tickets for two representatives to attend the ARA Conference and Expo, Dec. 1-3 in Palm Desert, Calif., and two nights stay at the J.W. Marriott. There will be a short video highlight of each winning operation shown during the ARA meeting program and a trophy presentation in front of the convention attendees.

Assistance will be provided to inform the media in each winner’s service territory. Additionally, a special report about the winners will be in the January AgProfessional Magazine and on the website.

More information and connection to the entry is hosted on AgProfessional.com. Under the menu button the 2015 Precision Impact Award is listed under Awards & Contests. You also can click here to reach that section on the website.