VDACS News Releases
January 18, 2018
Southeastern Farmer of the Year, Robert Mills, To Receive His Tractor
From Boone Tractor Dealership
Contact: Elaine Lidholm, 804.786.7686
What: Boone Tractor, headquartered in Bedford, Virginia, will deliver a Massey Ferguson 5713SL from their Danville Virginia store as part of the Southeastern Farmer of the Year prize package to local winner Robert Mills, of Callands, Virginia.
Where: Mr. Mills’ farm, Briar View Farm, 1101 Wynell Drive, Callands, Virginia 24530
When: 9:00 am, Friday, January 26, 2018
Background: Southeastern Farmer of the Year is awarded annually at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. The award recognizes excellence in agricultural production and farm management, along with leadership in farm and community organizations. The award also honors family contributions in producing safe and abundant supplies of food, fiber and shelter products.
As part of his overall prize package, Mills will receive a $15,000 cash award plus $2,500 as a state winner from Swisher International. He will also receive the use of a Massey Ferguson tractor for a year from Massey Ferguson North America.
Massey Ferguson North America and its parent firm AGCO have been longtime sponsors of the award. “The Southeastern Farmer of the Year award is our chance to give back to those who give each of us so much to be thankful for,” said Ash Alt, field marketing manager with AGCO. “We are pleased to provide one year’s use of a Massey Ferguson tractor to Robert Mills, and we look forward to working with Robert and his family in selecting a model that is right for their needs.”
“Boone Tractor is thrilled to work with Farmer of the Year Robert Mills and we look forward to assisting him over the course of the year to maximize his use of the tractor on his farm.” Said Mr. Boone, CEO of Boone Tractor.
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