2021 Arturo Armendariz Distinguished Service Award Recipient

George Eckert

Leoti, KS Green Plains Cattle Company

George started at Green Plains Cattle Company in August of 1984 running rolls, probing trucks by hand, doing sample testing, and running boilers. In the following years he learned to run wheel loaders, an Oswald ensile loader, and worked up to running panels and batching feed. After a while they moved him to maintenance in which they found out he had a knack for.

About 20 years later he became the maintenance Supervisor. Overseeing the daily operations of over 200 different pieces of equipment, In the last 10 years George’s mills as he calls them has produced approximately 10,950,000,000 lbs. of feed. To put in to prospective it would be a wall 25-foot-tall 10-foot-wide and 9 miles long, and doing this with an average down time of 30 minutes a day between his two mills.

He has worked for 7- General Managers, 8- Mill Managers, 4- Maintenance Supervisors, Three Company’s and trained an un told number of people that have gone on to pursue their dreams, and never left the farm.