Could you be the next FSOOTY winner?
Entries for the Farm Sprayer Operator of the Year – the highest accolade any operator can receive – are now open.
As well as receiving the coveted FSOOTY title, the winner will be taken on an exclusive study tour of farming and application techniques in Europe. All finalists will win an expenses paid trip for two to the Cereals Event presentation, while 20 runners up will win tickets for Cereals.
Enter now by simply filling out the Entry form HERE
You can also nominate somebody you think deserves a crack at taking the title.
FSOOTY winner urges you to enter
After being nominated by friends and colleagues last year’s winner, Andrew Woolley, made it to the finals. “I didn’t plan to enter again, so was a bit surprised to receive a letter telling me I had made it to the second round,” he says.
“It’s a really good competition and I would strongly recommend anyone to give it a go,” he adds. “After my first entry I realised there was a lot more I could do. I knew what was required to win, but importantly also improve the whole spraying system on the farm.
“You learn so much. I followed lots of the advice and tips – putting many into practice on the farm. I particularly liked meeting other like-minded operators and have made some great friends through FSOOTY,” he adds.
Competitive but fun
Yes it’s competitive, and yes there has to be one winner. But it’s also great fun for everyone to enter and to be involved in the camaraderie between sprayer operators, according to Syngenta application specialist, Scott Cockburn.
“Everyone who enters has the same application challenges and frustrations, so there’s a huge amount to gain from sharing the solutions. One thing that’s repeated every year is that everyone finds they learn something new from other operators and can improve the way they work.
“Previous FSOOTY finalists remain firm friends and continue to share experiences, long after the competition is over,” he adds.
That’s the real reason to give it a go this year, even if you never entered FSOOTY before.