Gannon focuses his efforts on 25,000 acres of cropland in Jasper County. He works with producers in generating large and healthy crops of corn, soybeans, alfalfa, pasture and sorghum.
Gannon has more than 21 years as a crop adviser and was one of the first to be certified when the program was adopted. He was cited for his professionalism and good advice to growers, who may be as small as a garden or as large as 9,500 acres.
The award recognizes a member of the industry who exemplified members in providing professional and effective "good advice" to clients.
A client of Gannon's and Heartland Cooperative said: "What sets Mike apart is his understanding of seed, crop protection products, soil fertility and precision technologies and his ability to bring all that together for his customers."