2014 Winner! CALIFORNIA AG COMMISSIONER WINS $200 GIVEAWAY

Congratulations to Marc Lea for being randomly selected from a pool of respondents to TechLine’s monthly surveys. 

After consulting two TechLine articles on selecting backpack sprayers and reader reviews, Marc selected a new backpack sprayer to help with his invasive plant management program. 

Marc is a Deputy Agricultural Commissioner with the San Luis Obispo Department of Agriculture where he supervises a number of different program areas, including the noxious weed control program. He has coordinated the San Luis Obispo County Weed Management Area since the organization’s inception in 2000. Congratulations, Marc -- and thanks to other readers who responded to our monthly surveys.

2013 Winner! NORTHERN MINNESOTA AG INSPECTOR TAKES THE PRIZE

Steven Sindelir, County Agricultural Inspector for Lake of the Woods County in northern Minnesota is the winner of the Techline Reader Sweepstakes! Steven responded to our email announcement with, "Wow, that’s fantastic. I never win anything!” For his prize, Sindelir chose a SP Systems International Professional Model 100 Backpack Sprayer (~$180 value). 

We expect he will put that sprayer to good use. Sindelir is responsible for controlling noxious weeds on county land, mainly small patches of purple loosestrife. He documents population location and control history, and monitors all known locations. Searching for new populations and responding to new sightings of noxious weeds in the county are also among his invasive plant management responsibilities. 

Congratulations, Steven. And thanks to the 189 others who responded to the TechLine Annual Reader Survey.