Top Producer Editor Sara Schafer congratulated Jeremie Pavelski of Heartland Farms for being named a 2018 finalist for Farm Journal’s Top Producer of the Year during a recent ceremony in Chicago, IL. Photo by Tina Smothers, Top Producer.

Heartland Farms honored as 2018 Top Producer of the Year Finalist

Jeremie Pavelski, president of Heartland Farms in Hancock, was recently honored as a 2018 finalist for Farm Journal’s annual Top Producer of the Year Award. He received recognition in front of more than 700 of his peers in Chicago, IL, in late January.

Sponsored by Crop Science, A Division Of Bayer, and Case IH, the Top Producer of the Year contest is in its 19th year and represents the best in the business of farming. Pavelski was among three finalists chosen by a panel of judges based on entrepreneurial originality, financial and business progress, and industry and community leadership.

For Pavelski, serving as president of Heartland Farms combines two passions: agriculture and technology. This innovative young farmer is leading his family’s operation, which began in 1873, to new levels of success.

Heartland Farms is a partnership between Jeremie; his father, Richard; Dave Knights; and TJ Kennedy. Spanning 24,000 acres, the top crop on this Wisconsin-based farm is potatoes, though they also grow sweet corn, canning peas, green beans and soybeans.

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