Premier Ag contending for an esteemed industry award
By Bailey Naugle
Premier Ag, LLC, a local agricultural retailer and service provider, is in the running for a prestigious award, the Environmental Respect Award which is distributed by DuPont Crop Protection and CropLife Magazine.
Farm supply dealers and distributors throughout the country contend for this honor, which recognizes exceptional performance in environmental stewardship, community outreach and other commendable business practices.
Premier Ag offers a wide range of agricultural services including crop protection products, liquid and dry fertilizer, custom application services, soil sampling, seed sales, agronomy services, and farm management services.
Mike Simpson, chief operations manager explained that Premier Ag has taken big steps to improve to ensure environmental safety for its employees and the community throughout all of these operations, and continues to do so.
One example of this progression is the construction of cement pads designed to contain leaks or spillage when loading and unloading trucks with fertilizer or other crop protection products.
With locations in three towns: Dalhart, Sunray and Hugoton, KS, it is no surprise that the employees of Premier Ag have a genuine concern for the land and their communities.
“Being outdoorsmen and sportsmen personally, we’ll do whatever we can to protect the land,” Simpson said of himself and Brent Clark, general manager for Premier Ag. “We don’t want to see that go away.”
Simpson said, “We are just trying to do our part so if something does happen we can contain and correct the incident so it doesn’t have an adverse effect on the community or environment.”
Premier Ag also provides all its employees with training on the proper handling of the agricultural products they deal with. “It’s not the use of the product that’s dangerous,” Simpson said, “It’s the misuse and abuse of it that causes problems.”
In addition to Premier Ag’s environmental stewardship, the company is a proud supporter of the numerous communities throughout the areas it serves. Donating fertilizer for schools’ football fields, helping out with the youth development program HOST, and working to preserve the area’s quail population through Quails Unlimited are just a few examples of the community outreach Premier Ag and its employee’s take part in.
“We support all the local communities in one way or another,” Simpson explained.
All applicants for the Environmental Respect Award will be judged by a panel of industry leaders and the recipients will be announced in July.
To learn more about Premier Ag, LLC and the products and services the company provides call Mike Simpson or Brent Clark at 806-244-4900.