We received a bumper crop of entries for the 2012 “I Built the Best” contest. The results revealed two remarkable achievements: Bruce Bishop of McComb, Ohio, captured his 10th “I Built the Best” victory by winning the sprayer category and three farmers won two categories each: Dave Richardson, who lives in Ottawa, Kan., and works for Claerhout Farms of Princeton, Kan.; Joel Armistead of Adairville, Ky.; and Kevin Clark of Kiowa, Kan.
Richardson’s and Armistead’s nurse trailers were co-winners of the chemical handling category. Richardson’s lime and fertilizer spreader won the fertilizer handling category, and Armistead’s planter won the planter category. Clark won the service truck category and his house trailer (used for custom harvesting) won the miscellaneous category.