20 Jan Big Statues Produces Series of Small Bronze-Statues for National No-Tillage Conference
In November 2011, Big Statues began production of a small series of bronze-statue awards to be given to companies that showed a long-term commitment to the National No-Tillage Conference and the no-till farmer. Syngenta Crop Protection and its advertising agency, Gibbs & Soell, were the first recipients of this statue for its 20-year involvement and sponsorship in the National No-Till Conference.
The 20th-annual conference, organized by No-Till Farmer magazine and Lessiter Publications, was held Jan. 11-14 in St. Louis, Mo.
No Till Farmer and its sister publication, Conservation Tillage Guide, are properties of Brookfield, Wis.-based Lessiter Publications, which publishes several national magazines in the agriculture, equine and sports industries. The family-owned company celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, and No-Till Farmer celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2011.
No Till Farmer’s mission is to provide helpful tips and information for farmers interested in reducing tillage and improving the sustainability and profitability of their farms. Alice Musser, conference manager for Lessiter, commissioned Big Statues to sculpt “Oscar-like” miniature bronze sculpture awards to be given to sponsors demonstrating high levels of involvement and support with the NNTC.
The “No-Till Farmer” statue stands at 14 inches tall and is a bronze replicate of a farmer, kneeling in his crops, and holding a scoop of soil in his hands. The pose is inspired from an iconic front cover of Conservation Tillage Guide published in February 2011 — an image that is a perfect portrayal of the humble and dedicated workers in agricultural companies across America.
These bronze sculpture awards were presented Jan. 13, 2012 to Syngenta and Gibbs & Soell to show appreciation for their years of dedication and support for the conference. Lessiter Publications believes these statues will build pride and unity among organizations that are involved with the growth and success of no-till farming, and generate additional support for this effort.
Big Statues, located in Provo, Utah, is a custom bronze-sculpting company that serves clients throughout the world, and is honored to be able to create such noteworthy artwork with the wonderful people at Lessiter Publications.
With every piece of art, bronze sculptor Matt Glenn of Big Statues takes special care to recreate the individual spirit of a company and turns it into a tangible figure with amazing custom detail that can be appreciated by all.