Farmer of the Year

Dasher is a long-time Massey Ferguson fan.

“That 135 is the most balanced tractor,” says Robert. “It turns around on a dime"

“That 135 is the most balanced tractor,” says Robert. “It turns around on a dime”

For being named the 2010 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year, Robert Dasher received the use of a Massey Ferguson® tractor for a year. Red tractors are, however, nothing new to the Glennville, Ga., farmer. Among a few newer models, he still owns two MF135 tractors that he purchased in the early 1970s.

“That 135 is the most balanced tractor,” says Robert. “It turns around on a dime. I use one in my onion planting beds, where it costs about $6,000 an acre in seed cost, so you have to do precision work. The 135 just handles so well, and you can see off it so well, too.

“I wouldn’t give mine up for anything. I can’t part with them,” he says.

Robert asked that his new Massey Ferguson tractor be an 8650, which he expects to receive in time for fall planting. “I need that horsepower now and the size to work not just the onions, but our other crops. I know these big Masseys are real good on fuel efficiency,” he says. “I already know they’re a quality brand.”

To read about the 2011 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year, Thomas Porter, Jr., visit the Sunbelt Ag Expo website.

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