Our farming service awards

We still want to "earn your business"

Mott Grain and Agronomy started in 1996. In 2014 we sold the business to Monsanto. This allowed us to start our new certified seed business with WestBred certified seeds. Our goal is and always will be to provide excellence in public relations, superior customer service and world-class professionalism. The awards below demonstrate that we are committed to serving our customers.

2007 Dealer Of The Year

In 2007 we received the North Dakota Outstanding Pesticide Dealer of the Year Award from the ND Department of Agriculture.

FARGO – Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson recently honored two North Dakota pesticide businesses during the 2007 annual meeting of the North Dakota Agricultural Association in Fargo.

Todd Kautzman, owner-manager of Mott Grain and Agronomy, Mott, received 2007 North Dakota Outstanding Pesticide Dealer of the Year award, and Tory Haugland, owner of Haugland Spray Service, Devils Lake received the Outstanding Pesticide Applicator of the Year award. Jim Gray, pesticide, feed and fertilizer team leader in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, presented the awards on Johnson's behalf.

"Tory Haugland and Todd Kautzman are examples for the entire industry," Gray said. "Their emphasis on customer service, safety and their concern for the environment demonstrate to all of us how we can protect human health and our land and water resources."

"The North Dakota Agricultural Association is proud to recognize people and companies that excel in customer service and environmental awareness," said Gary Knutson, NDAA executive director.

"Promoting good stewardship of soil, water and air through the safe and proper use of plant nutrient and crop protection products is the goal of our organization."

Kautzman has owned and operated Mott Grain and Agronomy since 1996. The company offers seed, pesticides and fertilizers, ground and aerial chemical application, custom seed treatment and scouting. The company has five employees.

North Dakota Department of Agriculture pesticide inspectors nominate businesses for the applicator and dealer awards. There are more than 3,000 certified commercial applicators and more than 300 pesticide dealerships in North Dakota.

2008 Dealer Of The Year

In 2008 we received the North Dakota Outstanding Pesticide Dealer of the Year Award from the ND Department of Agriculture.

FARGO - The winners of the 2008 North Dakota Outstanding Pesticide Dealer of the Year and Outstanding Applicator of the Year awards have "been there, done that."

"I'm pleased to announce that Mott Grain and Agronomy of Mott, and Tory Haugland of Devils Lake, the 2007 Winners of these awards, have again been chosen for these honors," said Agriculture Commissioner Roger Johnson. "The competition of both awards was strong, but the judges felt that last year's winners deserved to win again."

Haugland and Todd Kautzman, owner-manager of Mott Grain and Agronomy, received the awards during the annual meeting of the North Dakota Agricultural Association, Tuesday, during the Northern Ag Expo in Fargo.

"Todd and Tory are examples for the entire industry," said Jim Gray, pesticide, feed and fertilizer team leader in the North Dakota Department of Agriculture, who presented the awards on Johnson's behalf. "Their emphasis on customer service, safety and their concern for the environment demonstrate to all of us how we can protect human health and our land and water resources."

"Outstanding dealers and applicators promote good stewardship of soil, water and air through the safe and proper use of plant nutrient and crop protection products," said Gary Knutson, executive director of the North Dakota Agricultural Association. "We are proud to recognize these people and companies for excellence in customer service and environmental awareness."

Kautzman has owned and operated Mott Grain and Agronomy since 1996.  With six employees, the company is a full service fertilizer, seed, and pesticide dealer, offering custom application, custom seed treatment, and noxious week control. They also sell application equipment and parts.

2008 National Respect

In 2008 we won the National Environmental Respect Award which we received on Capital Hill in Washington, DC.

Amid applause and congratulations, Mott Grain & Agronomy of North Dakota was named national winner of the 2008 Environmental Respect Awards, announced Thursday in the House Agriculture Committee room on Capitol Hill. The company accepted their award from Global Marketing Manager of DuPont Crop Protection Rik Miller, and K. Elliott Nowels of CropLife magazine.

A panel of industry leaders selected the national winner from dozens of retailer entrants around the United States for their excellence in stewardship initiatives, industry public relations, superior customer service and world-class professionalism.